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Mrs. Will Jim



Basket, 1913
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 1/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (8 cm x 32 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1300
Hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Tan outlined flower pattern radiates from the center of the base to cover the entire basket. Background is buff.

Materials
juncus, deer grass and sumac

Commentary
The first few coils at the center of this traditional se-whal-lal--a round, shallow, flat-bottomed basket with gently flaring sides--are wrapped with sumac.
-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), 83 (illustrated/bw) fig. 276.

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