Historic Yavapai Tray by Josephine Harrison. A sterling example of one of Ms. Harrison's basket trays, this one features geometric designs around the rim, and beautifully depicted insects covering the interior. The condition is mint.
16 3/4" diameter
c. 1910 - 1920
A major piece by Magdelena Augustine, distinguished Chemehuevi basket maker.
7” high, 11” wide
A lovely flaring bowl with floating star designs. This piece is bold and expertly woven. The basket is in mint condition.
4 1/2" high, 12 3/4" wide
A finely woven figural olla from the Schwabacher Collection. With original Whalen Curio receipt from Los Angeles.
A classic form Apache olla with geometric design in the form of morning stars and vertical diamond ribbons.
17" high, 15 1/2" wide
c. 1900 - 1920
bag constructed of cotton, hemp and dyed corn husk with a false embroidery design. Stacked and dyed "rattlesnake heads" on one side with dyed triangular forms on the reverse.
Size: 18" x 15"
A very nice Kwakiutl hat. Collected from an old house on Vancouver Island in the 1870's.
size: 7" x 16"
c. 1890 - 1920
A Large Plateau Corn Husk bag in excellent condition. Woven of cotton, hemp and corn husk in a false embroidery technique. A "squirrels foot" design on one side and a diamond pattern design on the reverse in colors of green, red and purple.
Size: 20 1/2" x 15 1/2"
Very few of these baskets are on the market, and this is one of the best. The Koasati originally belonged to the Creek Confederacy before breaking away in approximately 1800 and moving to Alabama and finally settling in Louisiana. They make twilled cane baskets through a technique they developed of coiling the needles of native pines into beautiful baskets.
6" high, 10" wide
A wonderful and rare basket in Degikup form by the noted weaver Tootsie Dick Sam. Tootsie was one of the most respected weavers at Abe Cohn's Emporium Co. This piece is accompanied by a letter of authentication by noted Washoe expert Marvin Cohodas. The use of pictorial elements and lettering were exceptionally difficult, and are expertly done.
6 1/4" high, 10 3/4" wide
c. 19th Century
Reeds, Fiber & Pitch
Ex. New Mexico Colllection
Ex. Luckett Collection