Apache Ola Basket

Apache Ola Basket

21 x 22 x 20.5 ″Western Apache women originally produced large storage baskets and shallow basket bowls for family use. When the railroad brought tourists to the Southwest in the 1880s, weavers began producing for this new, burgeoning market. The buyers’ preference for representational imagery is reflected in the design of this basket. Horizontal bands of running geometric motifs enclose zones of asymmetrically organized figures—animals of ambiguous identity and humans with raised and lowered hands.


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Dimensions 20.5 × 22.0 × 21.0 in

early 20th Century


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