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Ceilings had special prominence in much of Joesler’s work; these examples emulate traditional Sonoran construction which, due to the scarcity of lumber, made ingenious use of native desert plants.  The ceiling on the left features decorative woven jute matting on nonstructural vigas; that on the right has more closely-spaced vigas carrying diagonal saguaros, obtained from the woody core of the dried saguaro cactus.