juncus, deer grass, sumac and palm
Rattlesnake designs often decorate Cahullia baskets made between 1896 and 1920. Because bad luck and illness seemed to befall basketmakes who used the eesign, it became unpopular. In this basket, rattlesnakes are combined with eagles and arrowhead motifs.
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 33, fig. 49.
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