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Dominga Loomis

(1894 - )

Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
7 1/4 x 8 x 8 in. (18 x 20 x 20 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1227
Irregular shaped basket: lower half from base up is cylindrical, and upper half is ring-necked. Coiled construction. Black outlined diamonds on buff.

Deer grass and juncus

Although the "net" pattern of this basket is traditional, its shape is unusual, combining the traditional globular form of the gift basket and the untraditional cylinder. In another stylistic departure, the basket maker did not employ sumac for the first few wrappings of the coils.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 86 (illustrated/bw) fig. 292.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 8 x 8 in. (18.42 x 20.32 x 20.32 cm)

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