A 1880s – 1900s Paiute Unpitched Basket Of Twined Basketry
- 1880s – 1900s Paiute Unpitched Basket
- The stitches are intact, including those on the rim
- There is no damage to this piece
- When these baskets were not being used to store seeds, they were often coated with pine pitch.
- They could then be used to carry and store water
- There are lug handles of braintanned buckskin attached to the basket.
- A long twisted cordage strap of two strands of yucca fiber is threaded through these lug loops -,
- This is to make a carrying strap or tump line that can be braced across the forehead
- Basket is 14″ tall x 7 1/2″ in diameter
- The strap cordage is long and coiled up and I did not want to try to unwind it to measure its length
- The basket is in perfect condition but because of its fragility, we do not extend our 3 day return policy on it
- Native American Baskets