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Western Apache Pictorial Coiled Basketry Olla

Hattie Randall

About The Western Apache Pictorial Coiled Basketry Olla

Solid martynia rim treatment.  Solid seven (7) petal start double outlined in martynia, measuring 3 1/4" in diameter.  Overall design consists of stepped diamonds in martynia, each containing different decorative elements.  Around the basket's neck, each diamond contains a solid dark cross.  At basket's shoulder stepped diamonds contain a diamond shape consisting of alternating stitches in martynia and willow.  Other stepped diamonds host animals in martynia as well as coyote track designs.

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Solid martynia rim treatment.  Solid seven (7) petal start double outlined in martynia, measuring 3 1/4" in diameter.  Overall design consists of stepped diamonds in martynia, each containing different decorative elements.  Around the basket's neck, each diamond contains a solid dark cross.  At basket's shoulder stepped diamonds contain a diamond shape consisting of alternating stitches in martynia and willow.  Other stepped diamonds host animals in martynia as well as coyote track designs.

About the Artist (20th century primarily, Apache)  An Apache olla by Hattie Randall in Clara Lee Tanner's book  Apache Indian Baskets is illustrated on page 177.  Its date of creation was cited 1927-1928.
Medium Willow rod foundation, willow and martynia (devil's claw)weft
Size 24 1/2" height X 18" maximum diameter
Coil count 3 per inch
Stitch count 20 per inch
Date of creation Circa 1936
Condition Excellent
Provenance Ku Lie, acquired in 1938 for a new Scottsdale residence, since passed down to a member of the same family.
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