Juncus and grass (plant material)
x 4 3/4 in. ( x 12 cm)
North America, Native American, California
Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Made with coiled construction. Black and buff "rattlesnake" pattern coils around the basket.
juncus, deer grass 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. -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), 40, fig. 100.
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