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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 202

Apache Polychrome Hand Woven Wedding Tray c. 1890

Estimate: $4,800 - $5,800

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Featured in this lot is this Apache polychrome hand woven wedding tray circa 1890. The wedding basket shows a wonderfully and professionally crafted Sharp-Thorned Devil's Claw which produces a highly desirable brown to black for "negative designs,' and shows a polychrome geometric pattern adorning the inside of the hand woven basket that shows geometric patterns adorning the center of the basket and the side walling of the basket. The basket features a willow rim and frame of the coiled basket. The Apache are a group of culturally related Native American tribes in the Southwestern United States, which include the Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Mimbreño, Ndendahe (Bedonkohe or Mogollon and Nednhi or Carrizaleño and Janero), Salinero, Plains (Kataka or Semat or "Kiowa-Apache") and Western Apache (Aravaipa, Pinaleño, Coyotero, Tonto). Distant cousins of the Apache are the Navajo, with whom they share the Southern Athabaskan languages. The various Apache tribes are all well known for their basket weaving with the largest of the woven baskets being the large olla basket. The condition of this Apache wedding tray is is fair to good with some slight damage to the rim of the basket but otherwise it shows fair to good overall condition. The measurements of this basket 4" x 19" x 19". Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery.