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Chemehuevi Artist



Basket, c. 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
11 x 25 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (27.94 x 64.14 x 64.77 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1326
Large hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction, coiling right, with bunch stubs inside the basket. Five-lobed design in different tones of brown on tan. Four zoomorphic figures outlined in dark brown, and one palm tree. Intermontane region.

Materials
juncus, deer grass and sumac

Commentary
This type of large basket, called se-kwa-velem, was used for storage or as a burden basket with a carryin net.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 39 (illustrated/bw) fig. 90.

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