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Chemehuevi

"Those that play with fish..."
The Chemehuevi were a nomadic tribe and resided in the mountains and canyons of the Mojave Desert and along the Colorado River shoreline; currently they live in the Chemehuevi Valley.

The Chemehuevi were skilled basket makers and occasionally made pottery, often making twined and coiled baskets. Their coiled baskets were very distinctive because they were produced almost exclusively with split, peeled willow and black devil's claw on a two or three willow rod foundation that coils clockwise. The designs were occasionally painted on instead of weaving them into the baskets.
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A large Chemehuevi polychrome olla.
Item#: 9469
The large size distinguishes it from most other Chemehuevi ollas. An important and monumental basket documented to an early collection. Provenance: Dr. Francis Xavier Ammann Collection Circa: 1910 Diameter: 16 1/2in Height: 10in
Category: Indian Baskets - Chemehuevi
A very large Chemehuevi tray
Item#: 5015-77
Circa: 1920 Diameter: 21in Height: 4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Chemehuevi
A Chemehuevi olla
Item#: 4-40
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 9in Height: 7in
Category: Indian Baskets - Chemehuevi
Chemehuevi olla with six birds
Item#: 8215
Circa: 1925 Diameter: 6in Height: 5 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Chemehuevi
A Chemehuevi olla
Item#: 5012-8
Circa: 1920 Diameter: 9 1/2in Height: 8 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Chemehuevi
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