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Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Artist

Basketry Materials, 1910
Juncus (plant material)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Unaltered
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1292
Tan and dark brown juncus reeds split for sewing and wrapping.

Reeds must be split to prepare them for use in sewing a coiled basket. The tan and dark brown colors are the natural hues of Juncus.
-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, fig. 17.

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