Native American Indian Baskets
BF-1: Native American Indian baskets, a very wonderful and rare Chemehuevi basket with an unusual oblong shape and a beautiful geometric pattern of decoration, from near Parker, Arizona, along the Colorado river, c. 1900. The weave of this basket is very fine and tight, averaging c. 14 stitches per inch. The geometric design, done with martynia (devil's claw) is simple and extremely elegant. This is a museum quality Chemehuevi basket and a discerning collector's dream! Condition is excellent. Size: 4 1/2 inches high by 6 inches long by 5 inches wide. Price: $3200.
BB-7: Native American Indian baskets, an incredibly beautiful Mission Indian basket with very colorful natural and dyed juncus, Southern California, c. 1920's. The Mission basket is oval in shape and features lovely crosses. It is very likely Cahuilla (Palm Springs/Santa Rosa Mountain). It is very tightly woven (c. 14 stitches per inch), and the condition is excellent. Size: 10 1/2 inches long by 8 1/4 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches high. Price: $2600.
BA-7: Native American Indian vintage baskets, a fantastic Mission Indian basket with a lovely star-burst design, Cahuilla, Palm Springs, CA, area, c. 1920. The basket is made of sumac, and natural and dyed juncus coiled over a deergrass bundle. This is a wonderful and very collectible Indian basket! A silver button has been attached to the front of the basket and is threaded through its "start", in order to facilitate hanging and display. Condition is very good. Size: 14 1/4 inches diameter; the weave is very tight with c. 13 stitches per inch. Price: $1800.
AZ-10: Native American Indian baskets, a fantastic Mission basket, very possibly Cahuilla, with a wonderful floral pattern, possibly Palm Springs or Santa Rosa Mountain area, c. 1920's. The basket is beautifully and tightly woven of sumac and dyed juncus on a deergrass bundle. An early collector has inserted a slendor thread tied to a silver medallion through the basket's "start" in order to facilitate hanging and display without harming the basket.
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AT-1: Native American Indian antique baskets, a very beautiful and rare polychrome Chemehuevi olla, Parker, Arizona area, c. 1915-20. The basket is very finely woven using sumac, golden juncus, and devil's claw, tightly coiled over rods of willow. It is spectacular! The weave is very fine, approximately 14 stitches per inch. Condition is excellent. Size: 4 3/4 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $4200.
AQ-9: Native American Indian baskets, a wonderful Chemehuevi olla from the Needles, California/Parker, Arizona area, c. 1920. This is a large and very beautiful basket, with fine geometric designs. The weave is especially fine, with c. 13 stitches per inch. Condition is excellent. Size: 6 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide, at its widest point. Price: $4500.
AN-4: Native American Indian antique woven baskets and basket-weaving, a stunning Pima basket decorated with a figure of a man throwing a stick to his nineteen doggies, Pima, Arizona, c. 1915-20. The weave is tight and excellent, and the scene is endearing and wonderful! Condition is very good. Size: 4 1/4 inches high by 8 inches diameter at the top of the basket. Price: $1850.
AL-9: Native American Indian antique baskets, a very fine Chemehuevi basket in the form of an olla, with wonderful geometric decoration, from the area of the Colorado River near Needles, California and Parker, Arizona, c. 1920. This Chemehuevi basket is extremely finely woven!
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AK-2: Native American Indian antique baskets, a beautiful and very tightly woven Chemehuevi olla, Arizona or California (Colorado River near Parker, Arizona), c. 1920. The weave of the olla is a very tight fifteen stitches to the inch, and the simple geometric design is sensational!
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AI-3: Native American Indian antique baskets, a very finely-woven Chemehuevi olla with a lovely geometric design, c. 1920. The Chemehuevi basket-weavers of that era rank among the greatest in history; they continue to live along the Colorado river near Parker, Arizona. Condition is excellent. Size: 4 inches high by 4 1/4 wide at the widest part. The opening at the top of the olla is 3 1/2 inches diameter.
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AG-5: Native American Indian antique baskets, a Northwest Coast twined, spruce-root basket, Haida, c. 1900. The twined weaving is especially fine and tight. The Haida still inhabit the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia and areas of Southwest Alaska, and they are well-known for their skill in weaving baskets and wood-carving. The basket features lovely colored concentric bands, although colors on the outside of the basket have faded. Aside from the very natural fading, condition is very good and the rim is intact. Size: 5 1/4 inches high by 6 1/4 inches diameter at the mouth of the basket. Price: $825.
AC-2: Native American Indian antique basket, a Chemehuevi pictorial basket featuring lovely birds, attributed to basketmaker Mary Smith Hill, Chemehuevi, c. 1920. The weave is extremely fine, and condition is excellent. The basket is said to have come from the famous Birdie Brown collection of Chemehuevi baskets.
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ZZ-12: Native American Indian antique basket, a very fine Cupeno Indian basket from California, c. 1920. The basket is attributed to the famous Cupeno weaver, Mrs. Casilda Welmas of Pala Mission near San Diego (Source: Native American Basketry of Southern California, pp. 73 and 74). The materials are juncus and sumac, on a grass foundation.
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WW-7: Native American Indian antique basket, a very beautiful, small Pima basket with geometric designs, Arizona, c. 1920. The Pima basket is well-woven (16 stiches per inch) and is very beautiful. It has a herring-bone woven rim. It is in very good condition. Size: 4 1/2 inches diameter across the mouth by 2 inches high. Diameter across the circular base is 3 1/16 inches. Price: $375.
QQ-4: Native American Indian antique basket, a very rare and beautiful Chemehuevi basket in the shape of a graceful bowl, polychrome, and very finely woven, probably from the area near Needles, CA, and Parker, AZ, along the Colorado River, c. 1920. The Chemehuevi basket is woven of willow with devil's claw designs and wonderful golden juncus diamonds. This is an incredibly rare and beautiful Indian basket, and a collector's dream. Condition is excellent. Size: 2 3/4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches diameter at the widest part. The mouth of the basket is 3 1/4 inches diameter.
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PP-10: Native American Indian basket, a Klamath twined basket with the porcupine design on the sides, Klamath Indians of Northern California, c. 1910-20. This basket is exceptionally well woven and is a wonderful example of the great skill of the Klamath weavers. It is in very good condition. Size: 3 1/16 inches high by 5 1/2 diameter at the mouth. Price: $325.
Y-4: Native American Indian antique basket, a Hopi wicker plaque with eagle design, c. 1930. The weaving on this plaque is very fine and in good condition. This is a wonderful piece for the collector of American Indian baskets! Condition is very good; there is fading of colors on the front side due to the way it was hung and displayed over the years (the last photo above shows the unfaded back side of the Hopi plaque). Size: 9 inches diameter. Price: $300.
T-11: Native American Indian basket, a very large California Mission tray with geometric star pattern, c. 1920. This is an incredible Mission Indian basket and a collector's dream! Very possibly Cahuilla, from the Palm Springs area. Condition is very good with minor stitch loss on the rim and basket. Size: 25 1/2 inches diameter by about 4 1/2 inches high. Price: $4200.
T-12: Native American Indian basket, a Northwest Coast twined purse, Tsimshian, c. 1900-10. Beautifully woven of cedar bark with geometric imbricated decoration and woven cedar bark handles. This was probably a berry basket. It was collected by its present owners in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. Condition is excellent: I can see no stitch loss or damage! Size: 12 inches long by 8 inches high by 4 inches wide at base. Price: $950.
P-5: Native American Indian antique basket, Mission basket with original sales tag, 1918. Very finely woven Mission basket with the original sales tag from c. 1918. Various shades of juncus on a deer grass bundle; very tightly coiled. The original sales tag identifies this basket as from the Saboba Reservation, Riverside, California, 1918. The other side of the tag identifies the basket as coming from a Marvin Whitaker of Portland, Oregon, the dealer or original collector. Condition is excellent. Size: 3 1/4 inches high by 5 inches wide at center by 3 1/2 inches diameter at mouth of basket. Price: $1500.
P-11: Native American Indian antique Tlingit basket with wonderful geometric bands around the sides, featuring red crosses, c. 1900. Condition is excellent. This is a great Tlingit twined basket! Size: 5 1/2 inches tall by 7 1/4 inches diameter across the top. Price: $1700.
J-1: Native American Indian basket, Chemehuevi olla, c. 1910. Very fine weave, and in mint condition. Size: 7" tall x 8" wide at middle x 6 3/4" diameter at mouth. This is a large and very beautiful Chemehuevi olla, a discerning collector's dream! Museum mark on bottom of the basket identifies this as being from the Ahmanson collection. Price: $9500.
J-3: Native American Indian basket, Tlingit gift basket with two geometric bands of decoration, c. 1900. Condition is mint! The weave is exceptionally tight and beautiful. Size: 4 1/2 inches tall x 5 inches in diameter at mouth. Price: $675.
Item A-5: Native American Indian basket, Hopi coiled basket with geometric designs and wonderful doggies, c. 1920. Size: 6" high x 8 1/4" diameter at mouth. This is in very good condition and is a great piece of Native American basket-weaving. Price: $625.