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Mrs. Castillo



Basket, 1913
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 x 12 x 12 in. (8 x 30 x 30 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1255
Hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Three "mission bell" designs on the base, and a black-outlined "net" pattern around the sides. On tan and buff.

Materials
juncus and deer grass

Commentary
The mission bells motif on this basket is highly atypical and innovative. The Cahuilla often worked for Spanish ranchers and were familiar with the missions to the west of their territiory.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 87 (illustrated/bw) fig. 302.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 12 in. (7.62 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm)

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