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Baskets

The native basketry of the American Southwest and California is among the finest in the world. Tribes living in Arizona, Nevada and California used the native plants and grasses of their homelands to create a myriad of intricately woven shapes and designs, both for trade and for personal use. The baskets you see here are all fine examples of one of the most ancient American arts, and their beauty and variety reflects the skill and creativity of the women who made them. We are especially fortunate to be able to present examples of Eskimo basketry from the Schiffman collection, all made from walrus ivory and baleen.

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Baleen basket featuring a fossilized (walrus tusk) whale tail...
Baleen basket by Harry Hank featuring two seals on the finial c....
Baleen Basket features an unusually intricate weave by James Ominik...
Hopi coiled basketry plaque with a Crow Mother kachina, c. 1940....
Hopi coiled basketry plaque with a Hopi woman and five deer, c....
Hopi Second Mesa coil basketry bowl, 14" in diameter. Beautiful...
A contemporary baleen basket maker won Best of Show at Heard Market...
Eskimo baleen basket with a walrus ivory finial in the form of a...
Hopi coiled basketry plaque with a kachina face, c. 1960. A very...
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