1890's Apache Low Basket Bowl for Berry Gathering
Very finely woven Apache basket bowl or tray, circa 1890.
Made to gather berries as can be seen by the dark stains in the interior for antique native use.
Geometric stepped design that resembles gears made with black devil's claw fiber with blonde yucca over a 3 rod willow base. This basket coils in the counter-clockwise direction and the rod construction show it is Apache in origin.
12" W x 2" H
There are many broken stitches on this basket, but this is expected for the age and use by the Apache as a berry gathering tray over 100 years ago.