Antique Pima Basket with Lizards
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1920: Item # 1011430
Territorial Indian Arts
7077 E. Main St. #7
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Padre beads decorate the rim of this large, old Pima Indian willow basketry bowl. Five chuckawalla lizards worked in devils claw climb the walls of the bowl of split willow.
Created for the tourists to Arizona in the early 20th century, this wonderful and rare large basket is in perfect original condition, all the beads are sewn on with devils claw at the rim, a couple have been reattached. Great age patina!
Dimensions are 14" diameter by 7" deep.
Buyer pays $20.00 for shipping and insurance.
These rare baskets were collected by Bert Carlson of Scottsdale, Arizona, a major collector of antique Arizona Indian artifacts, especially baskets. This is the largest group of beaded Pima baskets ever assembled. He began acquiring his art in about 1966, buying in galleries and at auctions, and would commission pieces by the local weavers. At the age of 92 in 2010, he divided up his collection among his three children, from whom we acquired these baskets.