Native American Indian Baskets
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.
PP-12: Native American Indian antique basket, a finely woven Northwest Coast basket, woven around a Pond's Cold Cream Jar and lid, Nootka or Makah Indians, c. 1920's. The weaving features wonderful eagles on two sides of the jar. Condition is excellent. Size: 2 1/2 inches diameter by 2 1/2 inches high. Price: $350.
LL-12: Native American Indian basket, a very finely woven polychrome olla, Chemehuevi, c. 1920's. The basket is beautifully shaped and finely woven, and the very simple decoration, a single band around the middle with beautiful yellow/orange juncus between the black bands of devils claw, is incredible! Condition is excellent. Size: 4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide at the middle (3 1/2 inches diameter across the mouth of the basket). Price: $2000.
LL-13: Native American Indian basket, a lovely pictorial basket with figures of dogs around the sides, Tohono 'odam (formerly known as Papago), c. 1920-30's. The figures of the doggies are simply wonderful. Condition is very good.
SOLD. Thank you!
GG-14: Native American Indian vintage basket, a Papago tray decorated with graceful Saguaro cacti, c. 1900. The weaving is very tight and fine, typical of earlier Papago basketry. Condition is very good; there is some very minor stitch-loss. Size: 10 1/2 inches diameter by 3 inches high.
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GG-21: Native American Indian antique Indian baskets, a very rare and unique Seminole basket, c. 1920's. These early Seminole baskets from the Southeastern United States are extremely rare, and this one is very lovely and in excellent condition. Size: 6 1/4 inches diameter across the top by 2 1/2 inches high. Price: $200.
Z-9: Native American Indian basket, a lovely Papago basketry tray with bats, c. 1930-40. The bats are wonderful, and are considered very special to the Native Americans of the Southwest, since they pollinate the flowers of the saguaro cactus. The harvesting of the resulting saguaro tunas is a very important event. Condition is excellent. Size: 8 inches diameter by 2 inches high.
SOLD. Thank you!
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-1: Native American Indian basket, Yokuts, c. 1920. Size: 11 1/2" diameter at mouth x 6 3/4" high; c. 25 stitches per inch. Mint condition. The Yokuts lived in the foothill region of the Sierra Mountains in California. This is a true Native American artistic treasure. Price: $4200.
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.
D-9: Native American antique Indian basket: Chemehuevi olla with geometric bands, c. 1920. Size: 4" high x 5" diameter at middle. Mint condition. Very fine, tight weave with no visible stitch loss or damage.
SOLD. Thank you!
This page was last revised: May 1, 2013