Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC features antique American Indian basketry. We have an extensive and ever-changing inventory of baskets, with a wide variety of prices and types. We value the aesthetics, quality and condition of each item that we sell and we strive to offer the finest examples of basketry within any given category. The baskets generally date from the 1880s to the 1930s.
Marcy Burns American Indian Arts carries baskets from the following regions and tribes:
(Please note that this list is not all-inclusive. Feel free to contact us about any specific interest that you might have).
SOUTHWESTERN (Arizona, New Mexico) baskets from the Apache, the Akimel O'Odham (Pima), the Havasupai, the Hopi, the Navajo and the Paiute.
GREAT BASIN (Nevada, Eastern California, Utah) baskets from the Chemehuevi, the Washo, and the Panamint.
CALIFORNIAN baskets from the Mission, Kawaiisu, Tubatulabal, Yokuts, Pomo, Mono (Monache), Mono Paiute, Maidu, Miwok, Hupa, Yurok, Karok.
PLATEAU (Washington State, Idaho, Oregon) baskets from the Nez Perces and the Yakima, the Skokomish, Thompson River tribes, Wasco.
NORTHWEST COAST baskets from the Tlingit, Haida, Nootka (Nuu-chahah-nulth)/Makah and the Aleut.
SOUTHEASTERN baskets from the Cherokee and the Chitimacha.
willow and dyed bulrush
9 1/8" diameter x 4 1/4" high
circa 36 stitches per inch and 8 coils per inch
weaver attribution available
Please contact us for price.
7" diameter x 3 1/4" high
woven out of woodwardia, bear grass, and yellow quill
2 5/8" diameter x 2" high
18 1/2 stitches/inch and 10 coils/inch
maple (?) and dyed bracken fern
Excellent condition with a few missing stitches and some thread where there used to be a white clam shell bead
attributed to Sally Edd, Dunlap, CA
9 7/8" long x 6 3/4" across x 4" high
sedge, dyed bracken fern and redbud
14 stitches/inch and 6.5 coils/inch
ex: Private Collection
4 3/8" diameter x 2 1/2" high
18 stitches/inch and 8 coils per inch
willow and devil's claw
8 3/8" diameter x 1 7/16" high
maple and dyed bracken fern
14 stitches per inch; 8 coils per inch
ex: Private Collection
cornhusk, dyed cornhusk, twine and hemp
10" wide x 11" tall to the top of the bag, 17" tall including the handles
ex: Richard C Pankow Collection; Sotheby's 1996; Private Collection
5 3/4" wide x 6 1/2" tall to the top of the bag, 11 1/2" tall including the handle
cornhusk, dyed cornhusk, twine and leather
old pink gingham cotton sewn in as lining to the interior of the bag
8 1/4" wide x 9 5/8" tall to the top of the bag; 14 5/8" tall including handles
cornhusk, hemp, string
Delicate design with pale blue/gray, purple, chartreuse, and red wools
cornhusk, hemp, and old wool edging sewn on with blue thread
8 5/8" wide x 9 5/8" tall to the top of the bag
Excellent condition with two holes for handles at the rim (handles are missing)
14" diameter x 4" high
coiled out of willow, devil's claw, sumac
12 stitches per inch and 6 coils per inch