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Lot 29: Native American Coiled Basket - Papago
07 November 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Native American, Southwest, Arizona, Papago/Pima, ca. early 20th century CE. A lovely basket of a corsetted form that is somewhat wider than it is tall, comprised of wrapped, coil-like rows adorned with an all-over pattern featuring a repeated, abstract and expanded step motif, woven from fibers of natural brown and taupe hues against a beige ground. Pima and Papago , or Tohono Oodham, baskets like this example were used for carrying and storage, preparation and serving of food, as well as religious ceremonies. Size: 11.25" W x 7.5" H (28.6 cm x 19 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Himrod collection, LA County
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Condition Report: Intact and excellent.