Basket Tray, c. 1920
Grass and wood
x 12 3/16 in. ( x 31 cm)
cattail, willow sapwood and devil's claw
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 38-39 (illustrated/bw 38) fig. 89.
See J. Frederick, 'Indian Art in America,' plate 162, Greenwich, Conn., 1962.
Refer to 'Indian Art in America,' plate 162, by Frederick J. Dockstader regarding maze design.
Like the Hopi, the Pima employed trays for serving food. The maze design, a relatively recent one for Pima basketmakers, may represent the trail to Siuhu, and may have been inspired by a drawing on the wall of Casa Grande, Arizona, an ancient Hohokam ruin.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976
"This maze design is called Siuhu Ki, and represents the house of Siuhu...He lived far in the Mountains, where trails became so confused that no one could follow him." - from Frederick J. Dockstader, Indian Art in America (Greenwich CT, 1962), plate 162.
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- A Restless Country: Selections from the Permanent Collection , 10/31/2009 - 12/19/2009
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Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 38-39, Figure Number: 89
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