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Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Artist

Basket Hat, c. 1900
Juncus and grass (plant material)
27 1/2 x 9 x 7 3/4 in. (69.85 x 22.86 x 19.69 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Jonathan Tibbet
Accession Number: P1118
Conical basket hat with flat base, made with coiled construction. Black and orange stripe on buff. Used as a hat; carrying net made of braided water fern is attached.

Deer grass, juncus, sumac, and agave

When Cahuilla and other groups in Southern California used nets for carrying burdens on their backs, they wore special hats connected to the net for protection.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 35, fig. 63.

The Basket is in the Roots. Teaching Museum, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, February 3 - June 9, 2006.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 27 1/2 x 9 x 7 3/4 in. (69.85 x 22.86 x 19.69 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Overall Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 9 x 7 3/4 in. (11.43 x 22.86 x 19.69 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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