Renowned for the exquisite beauty and technical excellence of their basketwork, California Indians—who used basketry items for every conceivable utilitarian, social, and ritual purpose—elevated a practical craft into fine art. This superb Luisefio coiled basket, made of split sumac and natural and black-dyed juncus rush on a grass foundation, probably dates to the 1890s.
Riverside Munidpal Museum
Scott Catalogue USA: 3873j
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Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.10