Very early basket from the Serrano Indians of San Bernardino county east of Los Angeles. The Serrano were devastated by the Spanish, the Mexicans, and the Americans as well as the diseases those groups brought with them. Made in to mission Indians by the missionaries of Spain they somehow have managed to keep vestiges of their culture alive.
This basket looks to be c. These and the entire snake designs are rare among the mission tribes as it was believed the weaver would go blind when weaving a snake. A VERY early example of southern California history and because of age and scarcity of baskets from this tribe , museum worthy , it has NO RESERVE! OLD SERRANO MISSION BASKET WITH RATTLESNAKE BAND.
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WE OFFER WHOLESALE ETHNOGRAPHIC ARTS AND OTHER HISTORICAL ITEMS TO ALL PERSONS ALL OVER THE WORLD! 15 1/4 inches in diameter at the opening and approx. CONDITION: SIGNIFICANT SIGNS OF USE / WEAR AS SHOWN - WONDERFUL OLD 19TH CENTURY PATINA - MISSING STITCHES AND COIL BREAKS AND WEAR TO THE BOTTOM AS SHOWN. PLEASE SEE ALL ADDITIONAL PHOTOS BY SCROLLING DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AS THEY ARE PART OF THE DESCRIPTION.
It is not marked/signed, as expected for age/medium. A VERY early example of southern California history. And because of age and scarcity of baskets from this tribe , museum worthy , it has.We will provide all the required documentation to help you speed through the process. We can provide HOLIDAY, Birthday, etc. Gift wrapping, gift cards, etc. For a VERY nominal cost.
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The item "ANTIQUE / VINTAGE SERRANO MISSION INDIAN BASKET RATTLESNAKE SAN BERNARDINO CA" is in sale since Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "joetuzz" and is located in Fullerton, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Cayman islands, Monaco, Viet nam, Uruguay.