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Lucy Telles basket / CAS 0145-0055
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Culture: Mono Lake Paiute
Date of Manufacture: Ca. 1914-1922
Materials: Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; sedge grass (Carex sp.) roots; bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Dimensions (cm): Height = 18.3, Rim Diam = 12.0, Max Diam = 23.7
Description: Round globose basket with flat base and rounded sides; coiled on bundle foundation; designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and redbud and consist of column of flower, butterfly, and eagle, all repeated 4 times and alternating with tall flowering plant motif; basket may have originally had a flat, “snap-on” lid, as Lucy Telles wove many baskets of this shape and with similar designs, some of which had accompanying lids.