1st item: Paiute round willow coiled basket with allover beaded decoration in white, medium blue and dark blue glass beads, applied in a geometric pattern to the body and star pattern to the base. 2 5/16" H x 4 1/2" dia. North-Central California, circa 1950. 2nd item: Paiute coiled willow water basket jug with pitch coating and two loop handles for carrying cord. 3 1/2" H x 3 1/4" dia. Southern Nevada, circa 1940. 3rd item: Native American coiled juncus and sumac oblong pictorial basket, possibly California Mission, with faded designs of opposing birds on leafy branches and nests with hatchlings to the sides, geometric decoration to the base. 3 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W x 4 7/8" D. Nevada, 1st half 20th century. 4th-6th items: 3 Native American basketry reference books, titles include: The Art and the Romance of Indian Basketry by Clark Field, American Indian & Eskimo Baskets by Miles/Bovis and Aboriginal Indian Basketry by Mason. Provenance: The estate of Martha Goldsmith, Clarksville, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: 1 1/2" area of bead loss to one side, some stitching losses in a couple of areas. 2nd item: Overall good condition with general wear use and losses to pitch. 3rd item: Overall weaving excellent condition, fading to pictorial designs, visible under blacklight.
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