Gene Quintana Fine Arts

Kawaiisu

The Kawaiisu Indians live in the Tehachapi Valley of southern California and in the Tehachapi pass of the southern Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Kawaiisu used twining and coiling techniques for their baskets. They used split and sized willow for wefts, and unsplit willow for warps in twining. In coiling, the Kawaiisu used many different roots for coiling depending on what color they wanted.
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An early Kawaiisu polychrome olla
Item#: 5093E
finely woven and decorated with stair designs. Circa: 1900 Diameter: 12in Height: 8 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Kawaiisu
A wonderful Kawaiisu polychrome bottleneck basket jar
Item#: 3015
Decorated on the sides with a wide pair of rattlesnake bands encircling the body. A star, with more rattlesnake design is on the base. Provenance: Ex- F. Llewelyn Collection, New York. Sold at Skinner sale #1353 Feb. 9, 1991 , Bolton, MA, Cat: #227 Circa: 1900 Diameter: 10 7/8in Height: 7 3/4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Kawaiisu
A rare Kawaiisu olla shaped polychrome basket
Item#: 7048
decorated with four horizontal bands around the base and the neck has nine inch worms. Circa: 1895 Diameter: 8in Height: 8in
Category: Indian Baskets - Kawaiisu
Kawaiisu bowl
Item#: 4062
Circa: 1905 Diameter: 16in Height: 6in
Category: Indian Baskets - Kawaiisu
Kawaiisu miniature bottleneck
Item#: 5011-57
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 5in Height: 3in
Category: Indian Baskets - Kawaiisu
Kawaiisu butterfly bowl by Rosenita Marcus Hicks
Item#: 5414
This beautiful Butterfly basket was woven by Native Kawaiisu basket weaver Rosenita (Rosie) Marcus Hicks, circa 1910. The twenty four butterfly designs are in willow, bracken fern and Joshua tree root. It was the inspiration for C.A. Waldman's book "The Butterfly Basket." Circa: 1910 Diameter: 12in Height: 5 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Kawaiisu
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