1915 – 1920 Paiute Beaded Basket
This 1915 – 1920 Paiute beaded basket is an amazing work or art! Bead work was done directly onto an old basket with a tightly fitted lid. The lid’s design runs continuously from the top of the lid to the bottom of the basket. A very skilled bead worker covered the exterior. This was done with a lightning pattern in metallic gray and black designs on translucent white background. Its small button-like handle on top of the lid carries over the design. This diminishes the cover on the entire bottom of the basket. The inside rim of the basket and the rim of the lid that fits into it tightly, are intact. There are no missing beads. The sphere is in perfect condition and measures 3 1/4? in diameter by 3 1/4? tall with the lid. Beads are trade beads, Venetian Glass Seed Beads.