Natalie Linn Indian Baskets
This finely woven globular basket, from circa 1924, was made by master weaver Lucy Telles (1885-1955) from the Yosemite Mono Lake/paiute area. The basket baskground is made of sedge root and the figural designs are woven with bracken fern root and redbud. A frieze of alternating designs include butterflies, flowers and hummingbirds. Triangles with serrated edges separate the zoomorphic active pattern. A butterfly on the lid keeps the pattern contained and gives emphasis to the enclosed composition. This work is truly considered a piece of highly artistic basketry sculpture.
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