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Chitimacha Artist

Basket, n.d.
Plant material
x 5 1/2 in. ( x 14 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Braiding)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2274
Conical basket with a conical base. Polychrome twilled construction in orange, brown, and buff.

split dyed river cane

Chitimacha polychrome twillwork is among the finest work of its kind. Isolated figures and curvilinear lines are formed by using red and black dyed cane. The design is called "blackbird's eye."
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1979-1980

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 19 (illustrated/bw) fig. 11.

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