Native American Baskets & Boxes Photos

Native American basket weaving produced a variety of shapes for several practical purposes using several design patterns. Boxes often employ similar techniques.

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Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Native baskets in Arizona State Museum. Tucson, AZ.
Yauapai basket in Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Yauapai basket in Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Oblong basket by Mary of Peeples Valley in Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.O'odham native baskets in Arizona State Museum. Tucson, AZ.
Native baskets in Arizona State Museum. Tucson, AZ.Native American basket tray at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Navajo basket at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Navajo art basket by Sally Black at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Southern Paiute basket wedding bowl in Arizona State Museum. Tucson, AZ.Native American basket tray (9th c) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Navajo basket (c1940) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Navajo art basket (c1998) by Sally Black at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Native American woven basket at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.Cherokee Indian Honeysuckle Collection Basket at Omniplex museum. Oklahoma City, OK.Western Apache basket at National Cowboy Museum. Oklahoma City, OK.White Mesa Ute basket by Rachel Eyetoo at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.
Native American woven basket at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.Cherokee Indian Honeysuckle Collection Basket (c1900) at Omniplex museum. Oklahoma City, OK.Western Apache basket (c1920) at National Cowboy Museum. Oklahoma City, OK.White Mesa Ute basket (c1970s) by Rachel Eyetoo at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.
Mission Indian basket bowl at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Mission Indian basket tray with design of rattlesnake & horned lizard at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Native American basket bowl by Lillian Jack at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Klikitat native storage basket at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Mission Indian basket bowl (1920s) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Mission Indian basket tray (1920) with design of rattlesnake & horned lizard at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Native American basket bowl (c1916) by Lillian Jack at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Klikitat native storage basket (1910-20) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Native American Yokuts mush boiler basket at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA.Achomawi native storage basket at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Yurok trinket basket at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Karuk women's work basket at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Native American Yokuts mush boiler basket at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA.Achomawi native storage basket (1900) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Yurok trinket basket (1910) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Karuk women's work basket (1920) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Mission Indian storage basket at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Tulare friendship basket with quail feathers at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Pueblo baskets at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Degikup Native American basket with abalone shell pendants by Nancy Bill at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.
Mission Indian storage basket (1920s) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Tulare friendship basket with quail feathers (1900) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Pueblo baskets at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Degikup Native American basket with abalone shell pendants (1901) by Nancy Bill at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.
Degikup Native American basket by Sally Snook at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Degikup Native American basket by Datsolalee at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Degikup Native American basket by Datsolalee at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Cahauilla basket with rattlesnakes at National Cowboy Museum. Oklahoma City, OK.
Degikup Native American basket (1899) by Sally Snook at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Degikup Native American basket (1900) by Datsolalee at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Degikup Native American basket (1919) by Datsolalee at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV.Cahauilla basket (c1930) with rattlesnakes at National Cowboy Museum. Oklahoma City, OK.
Hopi basket with eagle at National Cowboy Museum. Oklahoma City, OK.Choctaw Indian elbow basket at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Cree willow basket at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.Panamint Great Basin Indian coiled basket at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.
Hopi basket (1961) with eagle at National Cowboy Museum. Oklahoma City, OK.Choctaw Indian elbow basket (20th C) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Cree willow basket (early 20th C) at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.Panamint Great Basin Indian coiled basket (early 1900s) at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.
Nisqually/Yakima Indian coiled cooking basket by Mrs. Henry Marrin at Washington State History Museum. Tacoma, WA.Salish tribal Indian coiled cooking baskets at Washington State History Museum. Tacoma, WA.Washo Indian basket with human figures at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Woven native baskets at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.
Nisqually/Yakima Indian coiled cooking basket (c1900) by Mrs. Henry Marrin at Washington State History Museum. Tacoma, WA.Salish tribal Indian coiled cooking baskets at Washington State History Museum. Tacoma, WA.Washo Indian basket with human figures (c1900) at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Woven native baskets at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.
Weaving detail of native basket at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.Antique native basket with cover at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.Nez Perce woman's basket hat at Oklahoma History Center. Oklahoma City, OK.Chumash Indian covered storage basket at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Weaving detail of native basket at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.Antique native basket with cover at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.Nez Perce woman's basket hat (1878) at Oklahoma History Center. Oklahoma City, OK.Chumash Indian covered storage basket (1820s) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Karuk covered basket by Louise Hickox at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Lillooet covered sewing basket at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Macah Indian baskets at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Macah Indian baskets at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.
Karuk covered basket (1911-3) by Louise Hickox at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Lillooet covered sewing basket (1900) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Macah Indian baskets (c1940-70) at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Macah Indian baskets (c1940-70) at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.
Inuit beaded baskets at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Ottawa Indian porcupine quill bark box at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Micmac Indian porcupine quill basket at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.Micmac Indian porcupine quill basket at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.
Inuit beaded baskets (c1905) at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Ottawa Indian porcupine quill bark box (1920) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Micmac Indian porcupine quill basket (c1780) at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.Micmac Indian porcupine quill basket (c1780) at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.
Micmac porcupine quill box from Northeastern USA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Cree birch bark container at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.Santee Dakota feast bowl , Lakota & Plateau Indian horn spoons at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Apache basket at Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Corning, NY.
Micmac porcupine quill box (early 20th C) from Northeastern USA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Cree birch bark container (early 20th C) at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.Santee Dakota feast bowl (c1870), Lakota & Plateau Indian horn spoons (late 19th C) at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Apache basket (c1920) at Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Corning, NY.
Woven Clatsop flat baskets at Fort Clatsop museum. Astoria, OR.Traditional Makah cedar rain hat in Astoria Heritage Museum. Astoria, OR.Woven Clatsop rain hat at Fort Clatsop museum. Astoria, OR.Woven basket at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.
Woven Clatsop flat baskets at Fort Clatsop museum. Astoria, OR.Traditional Makah cedar rain hat in Astoria Heritage Museum. Astoria, OR.Woven Clatsop rain hat at Fort Clatsop museum. Astoria, OR.Woven basket at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.
Tsimshian coiled basket from Alaska at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Attu twined of beach grass basket from Alaska at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Pima coiled basket with human figure design at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.Passamaquoddy birchbark container by David Moses Bridges at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.
Tsimshian coiled basket (c1910) from Alaska at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Attu twined of beach grass basket (c1910) from Alaska at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Pima coiled basket with human figure design at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.Passamaquoddy birchbark container (2008) by David Moses Bridges at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.
Apache basket at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Wintu burden basket at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Yokut gambling tray at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Kern River or Inyo-Kern basket at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.
Apache basket at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Wintu burden basket (c1900) at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Yokut gambling tray (c1900) at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Kern River or Inyo-Kern basket (c1900) at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.
Pit River basket at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Kern River basket at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Wampanoag grass pack basket by Baska Accouch at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Chitimacha basket tray by Faye Stouff at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.
Pit River basket at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Kern River basket at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Wampanoag grass pack basket (c1800) by Baska Accouch at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Chitimacha basket tray (1975) by Faye Stouff at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.
White Mountain Apache basket at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Hopi basket plaque at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Navajo wedding basket in lily pattern at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Covered native American basket at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.
White Mountain Apache basket (1895-1928) at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Hopi basket plaque (prior to 1916) at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Navajo wedding basket in lily pattern at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Covered native American basket at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.
Monache mush bowl basket at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Papago & Navajo baskets at Museum of Anthropology of University of Missouri. Columbia, MO.Prehistoric native basket at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Albuquerque, NM.Hopi Indian basket at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Monache mush bowl basket (c1909) at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Papago (1900) & Navajo (1982) baskets at Museum of Anthropology of University of Missouri. Columbia, MO.Prehistoric native basket at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Albuquerque, NM.Hopi Indian basket at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Basket collection at Blumenschein Home & Museum. Taos, NM.Basket at Blumenschein Home & Museum. Taos, NM.Rio Grande Pueblo willow basket collection at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Santo Domingo Pueblo willow basket by Steven Archuleta at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.
Basket collection at Blumenschein Home & Museum. Taos, NM.Basket at Blumenschein Home & Museum. Taos, NM.Rio Grande Pueblo willow basket collection at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Santo Domingo Pueblo willow basket (1920s) by Steven Archuleta at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.
Santo Domingo Pueblo willow basket at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Hopi plaque basket at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Hopi ring yucca carrying basket at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Apache baskets at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.
Santo Domingo Pueblo willow basket (1930) at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Hopi plaque basket (1910) at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Hopi ring yucca carrying basket (1920s) at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Apache baskets (1900-10) at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.
Apache Olla basket at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Apache basket bowl at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Apache basket bowl at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Native American basket from President Rutherford B. Hayes Western Trip at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Apache Olla basket (c1900) at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Apache basket bowl (1900-10) at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Apache basket bowl (1900-10) at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM.Native American basket from President Rutherford B. Hayes Western Trip (1880) at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Passamaquoddy birchbark box with scratched design from Maine at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Hopi basketry plaques from Arizona at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Papago coiled basket from Arizona at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Pine-needle baskets by Alabama & Coushatta native peoples at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Passamaquoddy birchbark box with scratched design (c1850) from Maine at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Hopi basketry plaques (1900-20) from Arizona at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Papago coiled basket (c1920) from Arizona at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Pine-needle baskets by Alabama & Coushatta native peoples at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Mescalero Apache basket lid at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Apache basket at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Apache waterproof pot at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Apache water jug at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Mescalero Apache basket lid at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Apache basket at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Apache waterproof pot (c1150-1450) (lent: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Apache water jug (c1880s) (lent: U/TX Austin) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Klikitat tribe berry-gathering basket from Columbia River Valley of Washington at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe twined basketry bowl by Sally Burris of Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe figured gift basket from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe wedding basket from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Klikitat tribe berry-gathering basket (c1900) from Columbia River Valley of Washington at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe twined basketry bowl (1870-1900) by Sally Burris of Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe figured gift basket (1890) from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe wedding basket (c1895) from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Pomo tribe feathered gift basket from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo elliptical basket with quail plumes & beads at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Pomo memorial plaque by Annie Boone at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Pomo Indian basket at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Pomo tribe feathered gift basket (1915-20) from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo elliptical basket with quail plumes & beads (c1920) at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Pomo memorial plaque (1910) by Annie Boone at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Pomo Indian basket at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Pomo wedding basket with quail feathers from Northern California at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Maidu flaring feastbowl basket from Northern California at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Native American Maidu storage basket at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA.Basket by Mountain Maidu tribe of California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Pomo wedding basket with quail feathers (c1880s) from Northern California at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Maidu flaring feastbowl basket (c1880s) from Northern California at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.Native American Maidu storage basket at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA.Basket by Mountain Maidu tribe of California (late 19th C) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Native American Patwin gift basket at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA.Squaw grass & black mountain sedge basket by Shasta people of Calif. at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Hupa Indian woven hat from Central California at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Basket by Yokuts tribe of California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Native American Patwin gift basket at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA.Squaw grass & black mountain sedge basket (early 20th C) by Shasta people of Calif. at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Hupa Indian woven hat from Central California at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Basket by Yokuts tribe of California (c1900) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Central California native gambling basket tray & dice at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Southern California Mission Indian basket at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.

Central California native gambling basket tray & dice (c1900) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Southern California Mission Indian basket at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.


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