Apache Polychrome Basket

  • 12 inches high
  • #FCB28

This splendid, polychrome basket is 12 inches high and probably was made around 1920. Most Apache baskets were made by the women of the San Carlos and White Mountain bands, but the jicarilla, Mescalero, and Chiricahua Apaches also did basketry.

The Lipans, the most Plains-oriented of all the Apaches, apparently did not. While Plains riverine tribes such as the Mandans made burden baskets and the like, of the nomadic Plains tribes, only the Cheyennes did basketry.

Illustrated in Spirits in the Art, by James A. Hanson, pg-207

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