520 East 72nd Street, 2C (By Appointment Only) New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 212.439.9257


Panamint polychrome bottleneck basket

$ 11,500
  • Description
    This Panamint Shoshone polychrome basket is an outstanding example of Panamint basketry as is reflected by its distinguished collection history. It has survived the years in remarkable condition and is a desirable addition to any Native American basket collection.

    This basket has rare collection history as most collectors in the late 19th century and early 20th centuries did not keep detailed records. Eva Slater wrote about this basket in her seminal work, Panamint Shoshone Basketry (Sagebrush Press, 2018), p. 104 and it is pictured in Antique Native American Basketry of Western North America, A Comprehensive Guide to Identification by John Kania and Alan Blaugrund (Marquand Books Inc, Seattle, 2014, Plate 81), p. 156.
    It is important to remember that the Panamint Shoshone Indians lived in Death Valley, whose very challenging environment magnified the necessary tasks of searching for food and water. In spite of their migratory habits, the best Panamint weavers wove exquisite baskets.

    Panamint polychrome bottleneck basket

    8” diameter x 4.5” high

    48 stitches per inch and 8 coils per inch

    coiled out of willow, devil’s claw and joshua tree root on a rod foundation. Coils to the right.

    ex: A. T. Smith Collection; Kess Levo (?sp) Collection, California, 1912; Blaugrund Collection; Private Collection
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Willow, Devil’s Claw, Joshua Tree Root
    Condition: Good. It has survived the years in remarkable condition.
    Creation Date: 1912
    Styles / Movements: American Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Handmade
    Dealer Reference #: mc2305
    Incollect Reference #: 643844
  • Dimensions
    H. 4.5 in; Diam. 8 in;
    H. 11.43 cm; Diam. 20.32 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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