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NA-3806 A FINE CHEMEHUEVI BASKETRY OLLA

Circa Late 19th - Early 20th Century.

Mojave Desert Region , Western Arizona or Eastern California, U.S.A.

Coiled & rodded basketry composed of willow & Devil's Claw (Martynia) natural fibers.

Height: approx. 7 inches (17.9 cm.); Diameter: approx. 10 inches (25.4 cm.)

Provenance: 1) The Frank Ammann Collection of Chemehuevi Basketry, California, collection marking: L-1190/1816. 2)
The Ed Kysar Collection of American Indian Art, Los Angeles, California.

Price: $4,500.

This finely woven basket has one black band around the shoulder, and one around the base. Between the two bands there are
three stepped and checkered diagonal designs, four black elements wide, forming three "lightning" patterns from the shoulder to the base.

 

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