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NATIVE AMERICAN Basketry

Winnebago Indian Basket

   
Item No. NA0009
   
Work: Basket  - Black Ash
   
People: Winnebago
   
Artist: Marie Lewis
   
Signature: Signed in pencil on underside
   
Place of Origin: Wisconsin
   
Date of work: ca. 1930ís
   
Medium: Black ash splint
   
Size: Height: 4-3/4" (12.1 cm)
  Largest diameter: 11-1/4" (28.6 cm)
   
Biography: As of now, we know little of Marie Lewis. However, a
 

family member Velma Lewis continues to produce and sign baskets of identical design and similar colors schemes.

   
Description: This splint basket is decorated with pointed rim finish
  and turned pointed feet.
   
JMBG Notes:

The fading of the dyes is normal for aged baskets of this 

 

type. This does not appear to be detrimental to the aesthetics of the piece nor much of its collector value.

   
Condition: Very good condition. Original dyes are faded out, with
 

only faint traces of red and blue remain. The pointed rim was dyed red and every other horizontal splint was dyed blue.

   
Provenance: Private collection.
   
Price: $125.00 US
   
Detail Photos: Detail
Top View
  Side View
  Side Detail
  Underside
  Signature
   

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