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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 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

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHPE481 A very nice brown, yellow and California (Sorry, No 300.00
green woven Yurok/Hupa Hat further provenance was 175.00
  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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