Juncus and grass (plant material)
2 3/4 in. x 13 in. (7 cm x 33 cm)
North America, Native American, California
Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Oblong restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. The rim is unfinished, revealing the grass-coil foundation. Black and tan Greek key design on buff.
juncus, deer grass and sumac
The grass bundle foundation was left unwrapped in this unfinished basket. The black section is dyed Juncus, while the other areas retain the natural color of Juncus and sumac. -from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1979-1980
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 20 (illustrated/bw) fig. 15.
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