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Basketry and Perishables Page

This page contains Ancient Native American Indian Basketry, Perishable items of all sorts (cordage, etc.) and even Clothing items (moccasins, purses, etc.) Perishables are the RAREST of the RARE ! All items listed on all of our web pages were legally obtained on private land.
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Item: Type: Cordage, Matting, Footwear collection Provenance: Price
WVPE1 A great cross-section of ancient cordage, matting sections and what Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 850.00
appears to be the left-overs of footwear. A great study lot for it's diversity (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Ancient Fiber Cordage Provenance: Price
WVPE2 A great cross-section of various Fiber cordage sections Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 350.00
displaying diverse and unique weaving techniques (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection

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Item: Type: Woven Sandals Provenance: Price
SDPE1 A nice pair of fiber woven sandals in pretty good condition considering the age. Recovered from a private ranch 2500.00
  near the Utah-Nevada border. 8/8 ON-HOLD lh

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Item: Type: Woven Basket Provenance: Price
SLPE1 Sorry folks, my "specialty area" is stone artifacts, so I'll do the best I Purchased from Paul Smith of 350.00
can to describe this item. A quite unusual basket woven with plant Caldwell Idaho who wrote: A
fibers and twigs. The bottom appears to have been "added" at a later

Willamette Valley (Oregon)

date than the original basket. Since my knowledge of basketry is so basket having a bottom weave
limited, I'll have to let the pictures tell the story. 8" diameter, 6-1/2" different from the side weave
opening, 3" tall
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Item: Type: Woven Basket Provenance: Price
SLPE2 A very nice woven fiber basket having diamond and sun ray  Purchased from Paul Smith of Caldwell 350.00
patterns. Since my knowledge of basketry is so limited, I'll have Idaho, and this is what he wrote A  
to let the pictures tell the story. finely woven Yurok basket 2-3/4" tall,

6-3/8" diameter having a pattern of  

Triangles. Ex: Winters of Boise, Idaho.

Item: Type: Woven Basket Provenance: Price
TSCPE2 A nice Salish Pacific Northwest rectangular basket, Undocumented from 550.00
most likely dating to the 1940's era, this one appears a private collection
  to be slightly "warped" from age/storage, and this is    
  taken into account with it's price.    


The next 2 lots are an offering of extremely rare archaic perishable artifacts from a collection dating to the 1930's and 1940's" and found in dry caves on private property, full history to buyer. Archaic perishables of this quality are mostly only found in museums and are very rarely offered for sale on the open market

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DIPE1 A nice RARE offering of well preserved Archaic cave Recovered from caves 2,550.00
finds consisting of sixteen straight awls ranging from on private property in
5-1/2" to 6-1/2". A small knuckle awl and a couple Val Verde County, TX
others with a gorgeous golden patina, some with
engraving or otherwise likely hairpins and a couple of 
the larger ones which I believe are actually flaking tools.
There are four flint points and six delicate scrapers,
most notched. A 4" long trapezoidal gorget, 
1-1/4" wide to 2". Drilled but in need of finish polishing. 
A 5" x 2-1/2" clump of woven fine diameter netting,
a ridiculously well preserved 1-1/2" woven grass lid, a
13" larger diameter wooden piece split and notched at
one end. I'm thinking it's fire starting related. A 7-1/2" 
smaller diameter notched wooden scraper handle and a
13" smaller diameter wooden piece which is slightly
curved and notched it's entire length.

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
SIPE1 A very nicely made Havasupai handled This was made by the last  2,800.00
woven basket having orange, green and of the older skilled basket
blue dyed patterns, in excellent condition. makers on the Havasupai
This basket was actually used by the  Reservation in Arizona
Havasupai Indians, as apposed to baskets during the 1930's
which were created simply for the tourists

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TMPE6 (4) Perishables in a 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" Harney Co., OR 130.00
Riker Frame. These include a section of
sagebrush rope, a portion of a burden
basket and other scarce perishables. Ex - Asmussen Collection

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TMPE7 Sagebrush Moccasin - An old cave Harney County, OR 700.00
find from Harney County, OR. This Full provenance to buyer
one is in fair shape for a scarce item, 
but still on the fragile side and missing
portions of the original form. Comes
with a 12" x 16" x 2" Riker Frame Ex - Asmussen Collection

Found in Klamath Co., OR
Item: Type: Provenance:  
JAPE8 At first I listed this one as a rare woven skirt, having exquisite, thorough and SOLD  
detailed weaving patterns and tie loops on either side. (We have a full set of high (full details to buyer)
resolution photos of this one if you're a serious  buyer) But I stand corrected by Ex: Baxter Collection
an experienced perishables collector who provided the following additional information... 3/19
I was looking at the basketry and perishable page on your web site and noticed item number JAPE8, the tule skirt. This is actually a tule mat and has the typical side loops on it where the warp crosses over to the next run but its not a woman's skirt.  I've seen a lot of these made by the both the Klamath and Paiute people out of the Great Basin and have made replica ones for museums so I'm pretty familiar with them.  Mats in the great basin come in all sizes and are twined like this one is whereas the mats from the Plateau tend to be sewn together with mat needles and creasers. I have seen an actual skirt that came from a dry cave in Malhuer Co OR recovered in the 1960's along with an old dried antelope skin moccasin with the hair on the inside of it but the skirt is made out of shredded sage brush bark rather than tule.  The present owner thought it was a sage brush bark mat but in this case it was actually a piece of clothing, very rare of course.  Its in fragmentary condition and is still in private hands.  Most of the items of woven clothing the basin peoples wore were made of shredded sage brush like the sandals often were.  Scratchy to wear of course but it afforded some protection against the cold high desert winters.
Best;  Steve

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHPE481 A very nice brown, yellow and California (Sorry, No 300.00
green woven Yurok/Hupa Hat further provenance was 250.00
  from the 1800's. It has a few slight recorded)  
  tears and 2 small holes just below    
  the rim, where it was probably    
  mounted on someone's wall. It is 2-7/8" tall x 6-1/2" wide    
A scarce and desirable item. Ex: Michael Hough

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