Mescalero Apache Artist
Basket, c. 1905
Leaf and wood (plant material)
x 19 11/16 in. ( x 50 cm)
willow stem, yucca leaf, narrow leaf and yucca root
Religious symbolism frequently appears on basketry of southen California. The morning star, which in this example appears outlined in red narrow leaf yucca root, is an important element in Mescalero Apache cosmology.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 33-34 (illustrated/bw 33) fig. 58.
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 33-34, Figure Number: 58
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