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Apache or Yavapai basket with figures , animals and crosses

$ 3,900
  • Description
    ex: Private Collection

    Apache baskets often have randomly placed design elements. This basket, on the contrary, has well organized placement of design elements, including groupings of 5 triangles near edge, 3 groups of 4 male figures, 3 crosses, and 2 horses. This regularity leads me to speculate that this basket might have been woven by a Yavapai woman rather than a Western Apache. The Yavapai and Western Apache live next to each other and their baskets are quite similar but it is felt that Yavapai baskets tend to be more symmetrical than Western Apache.

    The positive/negative space in the center enhances the petals of the “flower” as it expands out. This is an unusual and pleasing treatment of the design by the weaver.

    There are 12 stitches per inch and 6 coils per inch.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States, Arizona
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: willow and devil's claw
    Condition: excellent condition with some minor staining (there are a fw dark spots that are possibly the exterior of the willow strands
    Styles / Movements: American Indian, Modern
    Patterns: Handmade
    Dealer Reference #: mc2245
    Incollect Reference #: 414346
  • Dimensions
    H. 4.5 in; Diam. 15.5 in;
    H. 11.43 cm; Diam. 39.37 cm;
Message from Seller:

For over thirty years, Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC has been nationally recognized as a premier dealer in antique American Indian basketry, textiles, pottery and jewelry, including Native American and Classic Designer jewelry from Taxco, Mexico.

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