To say that making baskets is an historical craft is a little like saying the Titanic sprang a small leak. Archaeologists have found baskets in the southwest that date back as far as 6,000 B.C., and the same weaving techniques found back in this Archaic Period are used by contemporary baskets makers.
However, when collectors think of American Indian art, baskets often get relegated to the background until one has the opportunity to view up close these wonderful pieces that inspire awe as to how an item made entirely of organic material can survive the ravages of time. The striking characteristic of baskets lies in this construction of sturdy vessels out of seemingly flexible and temporary foundations.
We will offer Hopi, Navajo, Paiute, Apache, Pomo, Panamint, Pima, and Tohono O'odam (Papago) pieces with occasionally rare pieces offered to peak your interest. What you will find in our selection that I believe is unique is older baskets in wonderful condition that goes beyond the often touted and newer variety. While the newer weavers create beautiful baskets in their own right, we hope to offer the type of pieces that collectors scour the countryside to find. I'll let you be the judge of our success over time. (Don't miss our miniature baskets shown in the miniatures collection).