A FINE CHEMEHUEVI BASKETRY OLLA(296 views)
Description: 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.
Condition Report: Excellent
Notes: Mojave Desert Region , Western Arizona or Eastern California, U.S.A. Coiled & rodded basketry
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.
Dimensions: Height: 7 in. (17.9 cm.); Diameter: 9.5 in. (24.1 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Unknown 19th C. Chemehuevi weaver
Medium: Willow & Devil's Claw (Martynia) natural fibers.
Date: Late 19th-Early 20th C.