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Mrs. Arenas



Basket, 1913
Juncus and grass (plant material)
x 10 5/8 in. ( x 27 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1317
Sub-hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Three-pointed fret design in brown on buff. Dark brown feathers around the edge, and a Desert Quail top knot.

Materials
juncus, deer grass and Desert Quail topknots

Commentary
The Cahuillas' usage of quail feathers was probably inspired by the basketry of the Yokuts who often used quail topknots as a fringe on their gift baskets. Traditionally, feathers were not used in Cahuilla baskets.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1979-1980

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 21, fig. 19.

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