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Mrs. Soto



Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
x 4 3/4 in. ( x 12 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1195
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Made with coiled construction. Black and buff "rattlesnake" pattern coils around the basket.

Materials
juncus, deer grass and sumac

Commentary
Globe-shaped baskets, known as the te-vin-ze-mal, were given by the Cahuilla as gifts to friends and were also used in ceremonial rituals.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 40, fig. 100.

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