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.
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
woven out of willow and devil's claw
2 5/16" diameter including handle x 1" high
ex: private collection
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
8 1/4" wide x 8 5/8" tall to the top of the bag
cornhusk, hemp and Germantown wools
excellent condition with a few missing stitches at the rim
no evidence of handles
ex: Vonda Owings Webb, an artist from Laguna Beach, California; Michael Anderson, Redondo Beach, California; Alan Kessler Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Private Collection
11 3/4" diameter x 1 1/4" high
probably maple and redbud
16 stitches per inch; 7 1/4 coils per inch
ex: Larry Dawson Collection; Marcy Burns Collection 1987
9 5/8" wide x 11 1/8" tall to the top of the bag, 17 1/8" including the handles
made out of cornhusk, string, Germantown wools, and leather
ex: Private Collection
twined out of rye grass and embroidered with silk thread
26" long x 1 1/2" wide
ex: Hazel Dietz; Marcy Burns' Collection
13" wide x 18 1/4" long
cornhusk, hemp, twine, Germantown wools
ex: Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC; Private Collection
twined-covered bean jar with images of eagles and birds
5 3/4" diameter x 5 3/4" high
old bean jar, bear grass and cedar