Title: Southern California “Mission Indian” Globular Basket
Catalog No: Unnumbered
Type: Basket; Native American; Fiber Arts
Material: Deergrass, sumac and juncus.
Description: Coiled; deergrass foundation. A small polychrome globular form, with a low shoulder and gently tapering sides, decorated with four repeating outlined egg-like motifs with flattened tips worked in white. Basket displays “Mission Indian” characteristic left-slanting stitches and with diagonally tucked stitch end (“fag end” stitching, sometimes referred to as mission stitch). Designs visible on exterior and interior of basketry body. Dark brown-black self-finished rim. Loop of tan-colored string strung through basketry wall below the rim attached to the basket by Louisa Williamson Hutchison.
Date: Late 19th Century
Dimensions: 3.25 in. x 2.25 in; Circumference: 10 in.
Tribal Affiliation: Attributed to the Luiseño or Payómkawichum; possibly Cupeño, Cahuilla, Serrano.
Donor: Virginia Hutchison Robins
Collection: Louisa Williamson Hutchison Amerind Collection