Grass and wood
x 16 9/16 in. ( x 42 cm)
squaw grass and tule root and stem
The Modoc used flexible trays such as this for gambling and winnowing. Often the same tray was used for both purposes, but only the more recent would have been used for gambling. In gambling, the tray would cover a group of sticks, one of which was painted differently than the others. One player would shift the sticks from hand to hand under the tray and then pull his hands out, His opponent would ahve to guess which hand held the specially marked stick.
-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), 40-41 (illustrated/bw 40) fig. 104.
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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: 40-41, Figure Number: 104
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