Rare to find an old specimen from the Moapa Paiute who live northeast of Las Vegas Nevada. The basket is similar to their neighbors; both the Shoshone and Panamint, in materials and construction. It has a three rod willow foundation that is wrapped with willow, dyed willow, and devil's claw in a three color polychrome diamond design reminiscent of the designs on the rattlesnakes prevalent in their area.
It has a fine coil and stitch size of approx. Five coils to the inch and approximately twenty stitches per running inch.The form is also seldom seen. Based on these attributes and despite the wear this is a MUSEUM QUALITY basket fit for the best of collections and it has \NO RESERVE! Please see all additional photos at bottom of this page. SHOP WHERE THE DEALERS SHOP. WE OFFER WHOLESALE ETHNOGRAPHIC ARTS AND OTHER HISTORICAL ITEMS TO ALL PERSONS ALL OVER THE WORLD! 5 1.2 BY 7 3/4 inches at the widest / longest points and approx. CONDITION: It has a wonderful very old patina and is in very good condition for age. The corners have various levewls of wear as shown in the hotos but the basket is stil very much intact. Random stitches on the rim are also missing as is typical for age/use. PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS BY SCROLLING DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. SIGNATURES/MARKINGS: It is not marked/signed, as expected for age/medium. Based on these attributes and despite the wear this is a MUSEUM QUALITY basket fit for the best of collections and 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. Please let us know what you require and we will do everything we can to provide you any personalized services at the lowest possible price. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. The item "RARE 2 FIND VINTAGE ANTIQUE MOAPA PAIUTE COILED POLYCHROME RECTANGULAR BASKET" is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Baskets". 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, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Russian federation.