Baskets

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Baskets

A TIME-HONORED CRAFT

Agriculture brought a need for containers to hold grain and food. Basketry was the perfect solution for Native American tribes and examples can be found as early as 50CE. Techniques and materials vary across tribes, including coiled, plaited, and twined techniques and materials such as beargrass, devil’s claw, sumac, willow, and yucca. Modern basketry is almost entirely decorative or ceremonial. Navajos still commonly use wedding baskets in their marriage ceremonies.

Through the use of both natural and dyed plant materials, basket weavers have created some fo the most striking pieces of art that are first and foremost utilitarian. Although basketry has been around for centuries, it is widely agreed that it is one of the first Indian arts and crafts to die out in many tribes. Thus there is the choice of collecting old baskets by tribes no longer weaving, or supporting the art by finding a beautiful example by today's remaining weavers. Either way, due to the limited numbers of fine baskets, they continue to be a good investment.

Represented in our old basketry we have beautiful Apache and Pima trays and ollas, as well as unique pieces from other basket weaving tribes of the western United States. In contemporary basketry, we have fine Hopi, Navajo, Paiute, and Tohono O'odham (formerly known as Papago) works for sale. Whether collecting new or old baskets, one cannot help but gain an appreciation for this time-honored and labor intensive craft.

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1980s Hopi Wicker Plaque
Vintage Collection
£448.00
1920-1930 Hopi Coil Basket
Vintage Collection
£262.00
1950s Hopi Coil Basket
Vintage Collection
£486.00
1980s Navajo Yei Basket
Vintage Collection
£262.00
1970s Navajo Ceremonial Basket
Vintage Collection
£411.00
1980s Hopi Coil Plaque
Madeline Lamson
£1,792.00
1990s Hopi Coil Plaque
Daisy Dennis
£299.00
1990s Hopi Coil Plaque
Sara Sacklets
£1,344.00
1980s Mudhead Basket
Madeline Lamson
£635.00
1990s Grandmother Kachina Plaque
Sara Sacklets
£486.00
Hopi Coil Plaque
Elene Atokuku
£336.00
1980s Apache Burden Basket
Vintage Collection
£262.00
1900 Turtleback Basket
Vintage Collection
£934.00
Crow Mother Plaque
Abigail Kaursowva
£1,344.00
Hopi Coil Basket
Tressa Kagenveama
£486.00
Four Season Basket
Jonathan Black
£1,344.00
1970s Navajo Basket
Bessie Owl
£560.00
Butterfly Basket
Grace Lehi
£1,419.00
Navajo Ceremonial Basket
Lorraine Fowler
£295.00
Navajo Ceremonial Basket
Lorraine Fowler
£295.00
Navajo Ceremonial Basket
Lorraine Fowler
£295.00
Hopi Coil Bowl
Annette Nasafotie
£934.00
Navajo Ceremonial Basket
Lorraine Fowler
£292.00
Navajo Ceremonial Basket
Lorraine Fowler
£292.00
1900s Apache Basket
Vintage Collection
£1,419.00
1900s Yokuts Polychrome Bowl
Vintage Collection
£2,091.00
Hopi Yucca Sifter
Dorleen Gashweseoma
£187.00
Hopi Yucca Sifter
Dorleen Gashweseoma
£187.00
Hopi Yucca Sifter
Dorleen Gashweseoma
£124.00
Hopi Yucca Sifter
Dorleen Gashweseoma
£124.00
1980s Yucca Basket
Mary Thomas
£1,120.00
Four Seasons Basket
Jonathan Black
£1,792.00
American Flag Plaque
Sally Black
£743.00
Yei-be-chai Basket
Alicia Nelson
£1,046.00
Navajo Ceremonial Basket
Lorraine Fowler
£295.00
Hopi Kachina Basket
Tressa Kagenveama Collateta
£2,165.00
Hopi Kachina Basket
Vintage Collection
£934.00
Hopi Kachina Basket
Annette Nasafotie
£486.00
Hopi Kachina Basket
Annette Nasafotie
£1,867.00
Hopi Kachina Basket
Neonia Kagenvaema
£2,091.00