Basket Antique Pima Set of Two
Basket Antique Pima Set of TwoThese Antique Pima Baskets are ready to join your collection! These two Baskets come from the early 20th Century.
The Pima Indians live in Arizona. They create Baskets with coiled bundles of grass or fibers. They weave these closely together with willow shoots (natural "white") and devil's claw (black) fibers. They generally start their Baskets with a black center.
We are selling these two Baskets as a set. They share a similar animal motif design (turtles, frogs, lizards). The previous owner displayed them together so you will see the shading on the tray where the bowl-like Basket sat on top of it.
The Basket measures 8.25" in diameter at the top. The flat bottom measures approximately 5" in diameter. The Basket is shallow and stands just 1.75" high. The center design resembles a Turtle, while the animals around the edge look more like Frogs. Other than the colors fading, it remains in very good condition with no breaks in the fibers.
The Tray measures just over 8" in diameter. It comes with three Turquoise Crow beads attached to the edges. One Crow Bead was lost. The animals depicted look like Frogs or Lizards. You can see where the one bead used to be attached. The weave is intact and other than some fading around the edge, this Tray remains in very good condition.
One of a Kind!
Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Pima Indian Close Coiled Basketry.
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