Antique Apache Native American pine pitch water Basket in a red tone.
Height: 12.5" The family that consigned this basket donated to the Municipal Museum in Riverside, California, which is now the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. The family donated a large collection of Native American baskets in the 1960's except for this and a few other baskets. The ones that the family kept are down in this auction. This is an exceptional large size and the oral history is this basket is from the turn of the century, which coincides with the history of the baskets that were donated to the museum. Some of the pitch is flaking off when basket is moved.