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Artwork by Paiute

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About the Artist

The Paiute tribe ranges from central California into Nevada, Utah and northern Arizona.  There are Northern Paiute, Southern Paiute and Owens Valley, Paiute tribes.

All materials are natural. as are all the colors - no dyes are ever used. Preparing the materials and forming the baskets is a very labor-intensive process. The basketry created by this tribe is best described by in the book Native American Basketry of Central California published by Riverside Museum Press.

Paiute basketmakers often configured "Navajo" wedding baskets. hence their similarity in appearance and materials used.