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Mrs. Quatte



Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
2 3/4 in. x 11 7/16 in. (7 cm x 29 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1202
Hemispherical basket with a flat base. Made with coiled construction. Buff six-pointed star on base. Tan geometric designs and brown and buff tessellate triangles on buff.

Materials
juncus, deer grass, sumac and palm

Commentary
This traditional se-whal-lal basket incorporates several complex geometric designs. The use of filled diamonds, horned diamonds, and interconnected trangles were common in later Southern California baskets, as in this example.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 87, fig. 300.

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