Antique Zoomorphic Big Western Apache Indian Basket c. 1900 Western Apache bowl basket measuring 17.5 in. In diameter (44.5cm) and 4.25 in. This handsome Western Apache coiled basket bowl is festooned with animal and human figures and is an impressive 17.5 in.
The black design stitched with devil's claw. Stylized life forms and animals populate the design between whirling elements radiating from a dark central motif. Some of the human figures along the mid range raise one arm as if in salutation or salut while the lower smaller human figures stand more rigidly. The top register just below the rim appears to be filled with dog like forms and the mid with horses? Along side the raised arm human figures.
A report on condition: overall tea colored patina. There are a number of breaks some quite small some a few inches along with some rim areas lacking coil. We have endeavored to photograph each and every area of damage possibly duplicating a few.At some time in the past there has been a possible native attempt to repair the largest break from rim down about 1.5 inches with black thread and also the non-native application of a silicone like material? On the exterior visible on the underside only. There is a small hole at very center of basket and another a few inches further out from center.
Overall appearance of basket however is quite good - though we counsel that potential buyers look at the various detailed areas of stitch loss or damage carefully. If you are looking for a perfect basket this is not it - there is damage and we have pointed out visually all areas as carefully as possible. The basket hails from an exceptional collection of American Indian art and artifacts collected by a medical Doctor in the South Los Angeles county area over a period of half a century. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Please review all of the information and photographs before requesting additional information.We will respond as quickly as possible. Finally we are strongly green and use recycled packing material in over 95% of our shippings. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Make your listings stand out with FREE Vendio custom templates! Over 100,000,000 served.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Baskets". The seller is "perecastor" and is located in Sunny Southern CAL. This item can be shipped worldwide.