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Special Plaited Carrying Basket

Ho-Chunk

About The Special Plaited Carrying Basket

This crisp and colorful basket would brighten anyone's day !!!

This basket's visual and actual texture makes quite a handsome statement while representing the handwork of an extremely talented Winnebago Indian basketmaker.  All this beauty at an affordable price!

 

Marked Down $275.00

Gallery Price $450.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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This crisp and colorful basket would brighten anyone's day !!!

This basket's visual and actual texture makes quite a handsome statement while representing the handwork of an extremely talented Winnebago Indian basketmaker.  All this beauty at an affordable price!

 

About the Artist

This tribe's sovereign nation is located primarily in Wisconsin, although some of its property is situated in a county in Minnesota. Ho-Chunks were named Winnebagos by neighboring Algonquin tribes, which was a derogatory label referencing the waters which would get smelly in the spring due to dead fish washing up on shore. The Ho-Chunks originally occupied land in what is now Wisconsin and Illinois. Their people number approximately 12,000 members today and the name translates loosely as people of the Big Voice.

Very few Ho-Chunk artisans continue to create baskets today. They are known for impeccably designed plaited carrying baskets using both dyed and natural colored material (black ash).

Medium Black ash (dyed and natural), natural cedar
Size 10 1/2" height (plus 1" for handle height folded) X 12" width X 11 1/2" depth
Signed No
Date of creation Circa 1970
Condition Excellent excepting 8 small spots of green paint on the basket's interior.
Design Orange, red and green dyed splints are in contrast with natural ash splits and intermittent cedar splints.
Provenance Consigned by a Phoenix collector AV-101
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