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. 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 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. 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