Danc­ing Wolf Gallery

Native American Art - - NATIVE BASKETRY -

This Yokuts gam­bling tray, circa 1900, is in near pris­tine con­di­tion. Found in the Inyo-kern area of Cen­tral/south­ern Cal­i­for­nia, this 11-inch tray fea­tures a “Rat­tlesnake” pat­tern as can be seen by the red and black di­a­mond bands. Ac­cord­ing to the gallery, one of the most in­ter­est­ing as­pects of this type of bas­ket is that the women of the Yokuts were the gam­blers of the group and would oc­ca­sion­ally play for days on end. The tray and dice (made of wal­nut shells) were used for the game. Ma­te­ri­als are wil­low, or grasses, bracken fern root and red­bud.

24295 N. El­bert Road » El­bert, CO 80106 (303) 648-3611 » www.danc­ing­wolf­gallery.com

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