Juncus and grass (plant material)
11 x 25 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (27.94 x 64.14 x 64.77 cm)
North America, Native American
Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
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.
juncus, deer grass and sumac
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
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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