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ITEM # SIZE in inches DESCRIPTION, APPROX. AGE PRICE US$ PHOTO
#12103 10" x 15" x 12 1/2" Cherokee Indians basket, North Carolina, early 20thC, oak splints with hard wood handle, the weaver splints are of varying sizes and were once dyed green and red, but most have faded, very good condition $245.00
#8224 4" x 7" Cherokee honey suckle basket with oak handle, honey suckle vines dyed purple and orange woven on oak splints, North Carolina, 20thC vintage, near mint condition $75.00
#2286 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Cherokee honey suckle basket, lid with ring knob, weaving splints dyed with green and yellow, 20thC vintage, North Carolina, near mint condition, 59.00
#12007 14" x 14" Cherokee vine basket with hard wood handle, a type encouraged by North Georgia Moravian Missions to the Cherokee in the 19thC, ca.1890 or earlier, some condition issues along the rim, but the basket is in general good condition $65.00
#3349 18"x12"x14" Cherokee Indians basket, North Carolina, last Qtr 20thC, hand woven plain oak splints, the weaver has added an unusual decorative feature of 2/1 twill weave to the bottom, near mint condition $98.00
#11961 10"x10"x11" South Carolina basket with Cherokee influence, river cane and oak splints, mid 20thC, we sometimes forget the the Cherokee nation once occupied the lands of current western South Carolina, larger photos $125.00
#9971 16x12x9 Flower basket, river cane on oak splints, the rim and handle are treated decoratively and sewn with bark, 2nd Qtr 20thC, the use of these three materials in the same basket is a trait of the Cherokee, and the Catawba, but probably also there neighbors of European heritage, tentatively we are calling it a Western North Carolina flower basket, very good condition $125.00
#11962 9"x5.5"x6" Western South Carolina basket, plaited hardwood splints, a very unusual and elegant shape, elongated rectangle with rounded bottom, 2nd Qtr 20thC, near mint condition, larger photos $125.00
#3267 18"x13"x13" Southern Oak Splint Basket, Western Georgia, 1sr Qtr 20thC, this is a twill weave basket, and although Southerners of European descent use this technique in chair bottoms, they rarely make baskets in 2/2 twill, however, twill weave in baskets is a staple of Southeastern Native American groups, the bottom is lined with an old newspaper from Columbus GA., Western GA was the center of the Creek Indian Nation until about 1830, and baskets with this shape and weave should be considered an indication of Creek Indian influence, generally very good condition $125.00
#4246 9.5" x 6" Southern Oak Splint Basket, Western Georgia, 1sr Qtr 20thC, this is a twill weave basket, and although Southerners of European descent use this technique in chair bottoms, they rarely make baskets in 2/2 twill, however, twill weave in baskets is a staple of Southeastern Native American groups, Western GA was the center of the Creek Indian Nation until about 1830, and baskets with this shape and weave should be considered an indication of Creek Indian influence, generally very good condition $95.00
#9996 7x7x7 Choctaw cow-nose basket, hand woven river cane in red and natural, Mississippi, 2nd Qtr 20thC, very good condition, larger photo $150.00
#9997 5x4x6 A small Choctaw gift basket, hand woven river cane, blue-black, pale yellow-green, Mississippi, 2nd Qtr 20thC, general good condition, larger photos $95.00
#12111 10" x 5" Pine needle basket, bundle coiled pine needles sewn with grass, the the stems of the needles are worked to the inside of the urn shaped bowl, to produce a smooth exterior, US Southeast, 20thC vintage $98.00
#8129 7" x 3 1/2" Pine needle basket, bundle coiled pine needles sewn with palmetto, Southeast US, found in Florida, 20thC vintage, very good condition $39.00
#1203 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" Pine needle basket, bundle coiled pine needles sewn with grass, Southeast US, 20thC, lidded knob top with an acorn for the knob, near mint condition $85.00
#1227 4" x 2" Pine needle basket, bundle coiled pine needles sewn with grass feather stitches, Southeast US, 20thC, a footed urn shape with fancy work at the center of the bottom, near mint condition $45.00
#1208 3" x 8 1/2" Pine needle basket, bundle coiled pine needles sewn with grass in a feather stitch, iron rim, Southeast US, early 20thC, very good condition $85.00
#10120 5"x2" Pine needle basket, bundle coiled pine needles sewn with grass, Southeast US, mid 20thC, very fine work, the weaver has kept the stem of each needle, but pain-stakenly worked each to the inside of the bowl, leaving a smooth exterior, and creating an interior with mottled color and texture, near mint condition $45.00
#8126 4" round Pine needle basket in a shallow dish form, bundle coiled pine needle sewn with grass, some fancy work in the center, Southeast US, found in Florida, 20thC vintage, very good condition $24.00
#7932 7"x2" Coushatta basket, (also called the Koasati) hand woven bundle coiled pine needles, sewing with natural colored grass with green rim finish, an unusual variety of spaced stitching called looped coiling, the grass loops around itself each time it loops around the coiled pine needles crating a delicate and decorative spaced weave, 2nd Qtr 20thC,Southeast USA, Louisiana, near mint condition, larger photos $85.00
#4979 4.5"x2.5" Seminole basket, bundle coiled pine needle baskets like this sewn with black thread can be attributed the the Seminole Indians, Southeast USA, collected in Georgia, near mint condition, larger photos $85.00
#4981 3"x1/2" A miniature pine needle basket made into a pin cushion, the work is very fine, pine needles sewn with grass, Southeast US, 20thC vintage, the fabric looks like something from the 30's, near mint condition, larger photos $85.00
#12013 7"x6" Seminole pine needle basket, bundle coiled pine needles decoratively sewn with white cotton thread, Florida, 20thC vintage, near mint condition, larger photos $55.00
#12986 15"x15"x16" A Southern White Oak market basket, signed by the weaver "Greenville Alabama", mid 20thC, Greenville is the Butler county seat and fairgrounds, and hosts several events such as The Sweet Gum Bottom Blues Festival and the Low Country Boil, strong and in near mint condition, larger photos $65.00
#12907 8"x8"x13" A Southern White Oak basket, Southeast United states, mid 20thC, near mint condition, larger photos $65.00
#11953 5"x4" Papago lidded knob top basket, bundle coiled yucca plant with inset lid, winding stepped diamonds, SW United States, 2nd Qtr 20thC, very good condition, larger photos $275.00
#9992 8x5x4 Papago basket, SW United States, 2nd QTR 20thC, oval, decorated with four bird figures that look like Turkeys, did you know that Native Americans domesticated turkeys in the South West, and that Spanish explorers introduced them into Europe in the early 1500's, very good condition, larger photos $295.00
#11952 6.5"x3" Papago basket, bundle coiled yucca plant and grass with a geometric design in a beautiful shade of brownish-red, SW United States, 2nd Qtr 20thC, very good condition, larger photos $195.00
#1210 7" x 6 1/2" Papago basket, (Tohono O'odam Indians), bundle coiled yucca, decorated with 4 large "coyote tracks", SW United States, mid 20thC, near mint condition $195.00
#1243 5" x 6" Papago basket, (Tohono O'odam Indians), bundle coiled yucca and grass, decorated with brown devils claw, inset lid with handle, SW United States, mid 20thC, near mint condition

 

 
#12905 8"x8"x6.5" Papago split handle basket, bundle coiled yucca and devils claw, the shape is sometimes called a friendship basket, mid 20thC, SW United States, near mint condition, larger photos $195.00
#1131 5" x 2" Papago Indians basket, hand sewn tricolor yucca, SW United States, mid 20thC, a very cute round bowl, near mint condition $135.00
#2189 6" x 4" x 2 3/4" Tohono O'odham Indians basket, (Papago Indians), SW United States, ca.1970, a one color yucca basket, but decorated with bifurcated stitches, near mint condition $85.00
#10119 7 1/2" round Tohono O'odham Indians basket tray, (Papago Indians), SW United States, ca.1970, a one color yucca basket, but decorated with bifurcated stitches, near mint condition $65.00
#1218 1 1/2" round Miniature horse hair basket, Papago Indians (Tohono O'odham Indians), hand coiled ivory horse hair sewn with brown horse hair, SW United States, 20thC, near mint condition $55.00
#9932 15" round A large Hopi plaque, hand woven of bundle coiled grass and sewn with yucca, SW United States, early 20thC, this is probably a wedding plaque due to it's large size and floral design that continues to the outer edge of the plaque, it would be heaped with corn meal, and presented from the bride's family to the groom's mother in a payback ceremony, however, the plaque itself (i.e.. the bride) is always the property of the groom, large floral designs have often been symbolic of female fertility and blossoming youth, very good condition with only minor dings and some fading of colors, larger photos $550.00
#4009 8"x4" Klamath cooking basket, Northern California, ca.1880, twined spruce root decorated with bear grass in half twist overlay, stones would be heated in the fire, and then placed in the basket, acorns could be heated and roasted this way, acorn mush could be cooked this way, or water could be heated to cook food, there is some damage along the rim, but I think this was from use, and given the great age, we can be a little forgiving of the condition, larger photos $450.00
#10918 7"x7" Makah-Nootka basket mat, Pacific Northwest, 2nd Qtr 20thC, hand woven, wrapped twined bear grass on cedar bark, purple and yellow rings frame six green water birds, cedar bark checker-work in the center, very good condition, displayed in a plexiglass frame, displays nicely, larger photo $225.00
#7935 4.5"x3.5" Alaskan lidded trinket basket, single rod coiling, sewn with red and natural beach grass in geometric designs on willow rod, late 19th/early 20thC, general good condition, larger photos $175.00
#7936 8"x4.5" Alaskan lidded treasure basket, single rod coiling, sewn with red and faded green beach grass in geometric designs on willow rod, late 19th/early 20thC, general good condition, larger photos $195.00
#9984 2x3.5 Miniature Eskimo basket, hand woven single rod coiling with carved walrus tusk in the shape of a whale, early 20thC, near mint condition, larger photos $395.00
#11937 6"x4.5"x3.5" Alaskan basket, single rod coiling with wooden start and with carved wooden top in the image of the mythical "Sea Wolf", Alaska, mid 20thC, near mint condition, larger photo $150.00
#4099 6"x4.5"x3.5" Alaskan basket, single rod coiling with wooden start and with carved wooden top in the image of the mythical "Sea Wolf" in blonde wood, Alaska, mid 20thC, near mint condition, larger photo $150.00
#12901 13"x9" Alaskan wall plaque, Alaska, mid 20thC, hard wood oval carved into the shape of a reclining deer, finished with a rim of single rod coiling, technically we could call this single rod coiling with a hard wood start, near mint condition, larger photo $55.00
#12902 13"x9" Alaskan wall plaque, Alaska, mid 20thC, hard wood oval carved into the shape of a frog, finished with a rim of single rod coiling, technically we could call this single rod coiling with a hard wood start, near mint condition, larger photo $55.00
#7934 5.5"x2.5" Alaskan coiled basket, early 20thC, single rod coiling, willow rod sewn with bear grass, the bear grass was dyed green, brown, and yellow, and the basket was decorated in a serpentine design, but has faded with age, the color can still be seen on the bottom, a simple yet elegant bowl, very good condition, larger photos $95.00
#11950 4"x5" Passamaquoddy bottle basket, oak splints, honey suckle (?) vines,  and sweetgrass woven around a glass vase, two round handles, collected in Main, 20thC vintage, near mint condition, larger photos $65.00
#8940 6.5" tall Micmac bottle basket, hand woven, Northern Main, mid 20thC,  white ash splints in fancy porcupine twist work and wicker work in the shape of a pine cone, woven around an white opaque bottle, probably to be used as a vase, near mint condition $75.00
#11931 16"x12"x8" Antique Algonkian basket, beautiful patina to the plaited ash splints, dots and X's with red paint, most likely Massachusetts or Connecticut, late 19thC, general good condition considering the age, larger photos $295.00
#9993 6x3x2 Eastern Woodlands, Antique Birch bark box with sweetgrass rim treatment sewn with hard wood splints, etched design, New England, 19thC, generally good condition, a good early box, larger photos $395.00
#8959 7"x3" Penobscot sewing basket, plaited black ash splints with a green wash, decorated with natural sweetgrass, collected in Main, 2nd Qtr 20thC, the price is lower because it probably once had a handle, otherwise in great shape, larger photos $45.00
#2049 4.5"x2" Penobscot sewing basket set, Main, 1920's-30's, this is two baskets, both are ash splints decorated with sweetgrass, this is some of the finest work I have seen, the main basket has splints dyed orange and purple, the miniature basket that doubles as a pin cushion has splints dyed green, both are in near mint condition, and amazing that they have not been separated over the years, larger photos $95.00
#11941 12"x10.5" Penobscot swing handle basket, very thin white ash splints, some colored in red or green, collected in Main, ca. 1920's-30's, the bottom is plaited in 2/2 twill to create a decorative bottom, fading of colors on the outside, some minor dings from years of use, generally in good condition with swing handle intact, larger photos $95.00
#7024 10.5"x10"x11" Penobscot swing handle basket, very thin white ash splints, some colored in purple and turquoise, collected in Main, ca. 1st Qtr 20thC, the bottom is plaited in 2/2 twill to create a decorative bottom, fading of colors on the outside, otherwise in near mint condition, larger photos $125.00
#7027 5"x5"x6.5" Penobscot child's basket, very thin white ash splints with a swing handle, some colored in pale green and blue, collected in Main, ca. 1st Qtr 20thC, the bottom is plaited in 2/2 twill to create a decorative bottom, fading of colors on the outside, otherwise in near mint condition, larger photos $85.00
#7025 10"x10.5"x13" Penobscot basket, very thin white ash splints with a hard wood handle, some colored in pale red, collected in Main, ca. 1st Qtr 20thC, the bottom is plaited in 2/2 twill to create a decorative bottom, fading of colors on the outside, otherwise in near mint condition, larger photos $98.00
#12915 17"x17x"x15" Round bottom ash basket with god's eye lashing at the handles, age has given the wood a lovely golden tan patina, Eastern Seaboard, ca. 1920's, near mint condition and sturdy, larger photo $125.00
#2056 15"x12"x12" Ash splint market basket, Great Lakes, mid 20thC, very thin splints of ash give this basket a light airy feel, enough age to begin to have a golden patina, near mint condition, larger photos $65.00
#9976 11.5x11 New England market basket, ash splints with light red band around the top and shaped handle, round shape, signed "Carol J. '85", very good condition, larger photos $45.00
#2036 19"x15"x13" A shapely round bottom basket made of hardwood splints, slightly "gizzard" shaped, 20thC vintage, general good condition, origin unknown, priced for the decorative value, larger photos $55.00
#7029 7"x12"x10" Amana basket, Amana colonies, Iowa, dated 1988, the Amana colonies were founded by people of German heritage who moved west seeking religious freedoms, signed "Laura Kleinmeyer, Middle Amana, Iowa, 10-88", near mint condition, larger photos $55.00
#7946 12x13x15 New England style egg basket, hand woven white oak splints, some once had a light wash in green and red, but now faded, classic "gizzard" shape with god's eye design at each juncture of the handle, vintage but not so very old, larger photos $29.00
#12910 9"x7"x14.5" A shallow egg basket, oak splints, some dyed lavender and periwinkle blue, origin unknown, vintage 20thC, priced for it's decorative value, larger photos $29.00
#9939 12"x15"x12" A primitive basket made from whole woody vines, decorative open work, you can hang this one so that air gets to it and use it to ripen fruit, Southern Appalachian?, collected in Northern Georgia, very good condition $24.00
#9937 16"x5" Cheese basket from Ohio, hexagonal plaiting with wood splints and finished with a light green paint, 20thC vintage but not antique, we know the origin because it is stamped on the bottom, general very good condition $29.00
#12989 13.5"x9"x8.5" An Oak flower basket with oval solid hard wood bottom, woven in 2/1 twill, some of the side splints are dyed green, mid 20thC, origin unknown but it has a Southern flavor, near mint condition, larger photos $24.00
#12988 13.5"x9"x8.5" An Oak flower basket with oval solid hard wood bottom, undecorated, woven in 2/1 twill, mid 20thC, origin unknown but it has a Southern flavor, near mint condition $24.00
#12998 9.5"x8.5"x7.5" A small flower basket from Missouri, made of hard wood splints, 20thC vintage, stamped on the handle "Hand made white oak, by Davis Baskets, Macks Creek, Missouri", near mint condition, larger photos $24.00
#12991 5"x5"x5" A small Oak splint basket with Cherokee influence, some of the splints are dyed light brown, collected in North Georgia, if I read the penciled inscription correctly, the asking price was $9.00 in 1955, near mint condition $24.00
#2031 6.5"x7"x6" A sturdy little buttocks basket made from hardwood splints and painted a pretty deco green, not so old but nice work, origin unknown, priced for it's decorative value only, near mint condition, larger photos $18.00
#7945 7x3x10 American flag basket, dyed wood splints in red blue with natural, the original tag says "Basketry by Sandy, Independence Missouri" and signed on the bottom "SM 2001", the year 2001 saw a surge in patriotism in the US, there was a newly elected and then popular president in office, and of course 2001 was the year of the 9-11 attacks, near mint condition, larger photos $29.00
#9982 8.5x5x9.5 New England Oak splint wall basket, hand woven and decorated with light blue curlicue work, signed on the bottom "Jon '86", very good condition $24.00
#10906 15"x15.5" Bora ring basket, Bora Indians, Peruvian Amazon rain forest, 20thC vintage, twill weave with strips of the bajyuhaba plant, a type of palm, (Carludovica palmata), it resembles ring baskets by other Native peoples of the Americas including the Hopi and Cherokee, other plaques like this are given as gifts, used to offer food, and hung on display, this one too has a loop for hanging, near mint condition, larger photos $85.00
#8131 5" x 3"  Wounaan Indians basket, thin bundle coiled and very finely stitched palm, Darien Rain Forest, Panama, 20thC, natural, tan, rust, green, and black, near mint condition $95.00
#7928 3.5"x2.5"  Wounaan Indians basket, thin bundle coiled and very finely stitched palm, Darien Rain Forest, Panama, 20thC, natural, tan, pale yellow, rust, and chocolate, near mint condition $95.00
#2102 9"x4" Quiche Indians (Maya), hand woven basket/purse, bundle coiled grasses with spaced stitches and plaited handle, Belize, 20thC vintage, very sturdy, near mint condition $45.00
#11947 13"x4" Miniature Birch bark canoe, sewn with honey suckle vine, with a leather thong for hanging, 20thC vintage, probably Great Lakes, near mint condition, larger photos $55.00
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