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Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Artist

Basket, 1909
Juncus (plant material)
3 1/2 x 5 x 5 in. (8.89 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1235.1
Restricted hemispherical basket with pedestal base. Coiled construction. Five-pointed black geometric figure on base, and buff diamonds on sides: all on tan background. The baskets contains a double strand of small brown beads and a swatch of wool fabric. The fabric is dark brown - white - dark brown stripe.

A yellowed paper tag inside the basket is handwritten in blue ink, "Rankin / Feb. 8, 1961 / Pueblo [illegible word] beads & small basket".

Related Objects
Basket P1235 contained a swatch of brown and tan striped wool fabric and a double strand of round, brown wooden beads. On 1/14/2020, Steve Comba and Karen Hudson agreed to remove the fabric and beads from the basket and accession them. The new numbers are basket P1235.1, beads P1235.2, and fabric swatch P1235.3.

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