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Mrs. Soto

Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 7 in. (8.57 x 18.1 x 17.78 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1195
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Made with coiled construction. Black and buff "rattlesnake" pattern coils around the basket.

Deer grass, juncus, and sumac

Globe-shaped baskets, known as the te-vin-ze-mal, were given by the Cahuilla as gifts to friends and were also used in ceremonial rituals.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 40, fig. 100.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 3 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 7 in. (8.57 x 18.1 x 17.78 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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