c. 1930 coiled basket woven with willow, sedge root, bracken fern root, and redbud by Tina Charlie (Mono Lake Paiute) - one of the featured basket weavers in the David Hockney's Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry exhibition
The Yosemite Valley landscape has long inspired artistic production. During the early decades of the 20th century, production of baskets in the Yosemite Valley was at its zenith, fueled by a newly established tourism-based economy. Miwok and Mono Lake Paiute women began expanding their practice of making baskets as traditional functional objects, evolving them into objects designed for artistic consumption. The work of these artists is considered to this day a benchmark for excellence in the field.
measurements: 16 1/2" diameter x 8" tall, excellent condition