Classic and Vintage

About Classic American Indian Basketry

Classic American Indian basketry completed between 1890 and 1930 embodies a distinct and premier art form collected worldwide. These pieces reflect the beauty, culture and heritage of a largely lost tradition. Basketry is a labor intensive fiber art involving the weaving of natural materials like bark, straw, wood, or grass, into vessels through a variety of techniques. Materials are painstakingly gathered, cut, peeled and prepared before weaving even begins. Woven into each piece are stories and songs of people long passed. It is this enduring connection between nature, humanity and fine art that connects so many with American Indian basketry. Explore our selection of featured classic and vintage American Indian basketry below – if you have any questions of our experts don’t hesitate to contact us at the email above.

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