Aurelia Toro (Chino)
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (7.62 x 28.58 x 28.58 cm)
North America, Native American, California
Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Cylindrical basket with a flat base. Made with coiled construction. Black outlined five-pointed star on the base. Black and tan "rattlesnake" around sides, and one black swastika.
juncus, deer grass and sumac
Baskets are elaborately decorated as this one were usually made for the commerical market.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 90, fig. 319.
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