Western Apache Artist
Basket, c. 1910
Grass and wood
4 3/4 in. x 20 1/2 in. (12 cm x 52 cm)
willow shoot, sapwood and devil's claw
Design motifs in most Western Apache baskets dating after the 1880s are very complex. The sun motif in the center of this example is traditional, as is the checkered band, which is called "beads." The human figures wearing headdresses represent gan dancers; representations of horses, dogs, and unspecific quadrupeds. In a departure from tradtion, human and animal figures and crosses were incorporated into Western Apache baskets inteded both for sale and for antive use.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 86 (illustrated/bw) fig. 295.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- A Restless Country: Selections from the Permanent Collection , 10/31/2009 - 12/19/2009
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 86, Figure Number: 295
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