Kawaiisu bottleneck basket



This well-woven coiled basket was made by the Kawaiisu Indians, who live in the California Tehachapi Valley and mountains, which straddles the ridge of the Sierra Mountains. They wove were very versatile basketry weavers.

 

This basket is known as a "botttleneck" basket because of the neck that was woven into the basket. Unusual for the predominance of Joshua tree root, this basket has an all-over lightening design broken by a central horizontal band. The basket has 16 stitches per inch and 9 coils per inch and it is in excellent condition. The other materials used were willow and dyed bracken fern.

 

"Marcy Burns"



Dealer Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC
Date: 1900-1920
Origin Kawaiisu
Artist/Maker unsigned weaver
Measurements 7" diameter x 5 1/2" high
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.marcyburns.com
Price $4800.
Contact Marcy Burns Schillay, 212-439-9257 or  info@marcyburns.com

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