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Basket Tray, c. 1900
Juncus and grass (plant material) and dye
1/2 x 7 x 7 in. (1.27 x 17.78 x 17.78 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1145
Small tray, slightly hemispherical. Made with coiled construction. Black and tan designs on buff, but with no clear pattern.

juncus, deer grass, sumac and dye

Multicolored juncus is used to its fullest in this very small chi-pat-mal, which has no clear design.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 90, fig. 316.

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