Huge Circa 1880s - 90s Apache Basket

Western Trading Post

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Offered here for your consideration is literally one of the largest antique Apache baskets you will ever see! This is a truly amazing example of the Apache weaver's skill. Due to the lack of scale, the photos find it hard to convey the actual size of this 32 inch basket. We have been told by many Dealers, Experts and Museum Curators that this is one of the largest Apache baskets they have ever seen. Being at least 120 years old, as might be expected, there is evidence of some old repairs and there is some old breakage along the rim, but overall it is good for what it is. This expertly woven geometrical pattern (including diamond shapes) basket should be in your collection today!
The Apache people were known as superior basket makers after learning new techniques from the Yavapai during the late 1800s which they quickly adopted and adapted. Apache baskets are striking with strong contrast in color and bold geometric or pictorial (less common) motif. Being on a three rod foundation makes the baskets tight, stiff and sturdy with no bend to them, and yields rounded well-defined coils that stand out. They use materials native to their region such as willow and devil's claw. These baskets are highly sought after and getting harder to find. Consider this one for your collection now! 

MAKER: Unknown Apache weaver.
APPROX AGE: 1880s - 90s.
SIZE: This basket measures approximately 32 inches across x 8 inches deep. 
CONDITION: Fair for its age, wear, stitch loss and fading expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description and are hereby incorporated into the description, specifically with regards to condition.