Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery
Pictured is a dramatic Apache Olla from circa 1900 to 1920s, monumental in size. The piece is notable, not only for its immense artistic girth, but for the complexity of its figures circumventing the basket. It is made from a willow background and foundation, decorated with anthropomorphic figures, constructed from devil’s claw. At one time, this piece would have safely stored months of precious grain. The acute shaped shoulder provides a prison for any unfortunate mouse or insect that ventured in too deep; they could check in but never check out, providing extra protein for the hungry. The basket was purchased from a Colorado collection.
6872 E. Sunrise Drive, Suite 130 » Tucson, AZ 85750 (520) 722-7798 » www.medicinemangallery.com