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Apache coiled pictorial olla, c. 1920s

Pictured here is an olla made by an Apache tribe. An olla is a ceramic or wicker storage container, that is typically un-glazed. They were used to store food or beads.

A Washo polychrome basket  Finely woven in a precise pattern of concentric zigzag banding below barbed V-forms.  height 5in, diameter 8 3/4in

A Washo polychrome basket Finely woven in a precise pattern of concentric zigzag banding below barbed V-forms.

A Washo basket  Designed with a concentric four-petal rosette, abstract butterfly or moth motifs at the rim.  height 7in, diameter 12 1/2in

A Washo basket Designed with a concentric four-petal rosette, abstract butterfly or moth motifs at the rim.

Basket by Mountain Maidu tribe of California (late 19th C) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

Basket by Mountain Maidu tribe of California (late C) at Art Institute of Chicago. How closely it resembles in structure and pattern the baskets of the Kalahari Desert.

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