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Mescalero Apache Artist



Basket, c. 1905
Leaf and wood (plant material)
x 22 7/16 in. ( x 57 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, New Mexico
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1451
Hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Four-part geometric design in shades of green and brown on buff.

Materials
willow stem, narrow leaf yucca root, yucca leaf

Commentary
Large, shallow baskets of this type were used as winnowing trays or in preparing food.
-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), 36, fig. 72.

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