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Posted 2 years ago

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This has been in our family for years. We don't know which tribe it belongs to, but we have always wondered about it. Anyone know anything about where it might have come from?

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  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 2 years ago
    This is a basket bowl, made by a member of the Apache Tribe. The Apache came from western Arizona to eastern Texas, and also from northern Colorada and Mexico in the south.
    This was made with rods from the Willow Tree, and this one would have been woven with only one rod. Up until the 1930's these baskets were woven with three rods from top to bottom. Using that method made the baskets very rigid so they would keep thier shape.

    The basket also has the design in black, made from the seed pod of Devils Claw.

    But there is something else I see, and I do not know if it is just from the photograph of this basket. I am seeing tinges of pink in this basket. If that is really on the basket, it would mean this basket was made also with Yucca Root. The Yucca Root is red and was rarely used. If that is really on the basket, and it is very, very sturdy and strong with no give in the basket at all, this would mean that this basket was made earlier than the beginning of WW2. Can you put more pics of this up here, pics of the bottom and inside and a better pic of the side? That would help alot.

    Thanks for putting this up :)
  2. Markie1, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much for your in depth knowledge ! I will take more pictures with the yucca root in mind when I am back up in my dad's house. I am so impressed with the specificity of your comment. Thank you again.
  3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 2 years ago
    You are very welcome :) I will keep an eye out for more pics, this is a very nice example of Apache basket making even if it is not made before the second world war.
  4. runcible.spoon, 2 years ago
    ohh- very pretty!

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