Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Artist
Basket, c. 1900
Juncus and grass (plant material)
4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (10 x 22 x 22 cm)
juncus, deer grass and sumac
The Cahuilla basketmaker Ramona, who worked in the late 1880s and early 1900s, was immortalized in Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel of the same name. She did not begin this basket using the traditional sumac as the wrapping material, but she did use it fo the background of the design.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 89, fig. 314.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ways of Seeing/Exhibiting American Indian Art: The Pomona College Collection Montgomery Gallery , 1/19/1994 - 3/20/1994
- A Symmetrical Aesthetic: Southern California Indian Baskets Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College , 3/19/2001 - 5/13/2001
- Overall Dimensions: 4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (10.16 x 21.59 x 21.59 cm)
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 89, Figure Number: 314
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