Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques
Panamint and Chemehuevi are Great Basin groups, from the Colorado River up through Death Valley, who upped their weaving skills as mining and the railroad brought in a new group of buyers. They raised basketry to a fine art form, utilizing willow and devil’s claw over a three rod willow foundation, later adding juncus reed for orange color, and the Panamint dyed flicker quills. Both groups hit their stride in the 1930s, but the Stock Market crash and World War II took its toll on collecting art. Pictured are from front to back two Panamint and four Chemhuevi.
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