Gene Quintana Fine Arts

Hupa-Karok-Yurok

Hupa-Karuk-Yurok...
The Hupa group lived along the lower portion of the Trinity River. The Hupa had frequent contact and close relations with their neighbors the Yurok and Karuk whom lived along the lower Klamath River.

Most northwestern tribes seemed to use similar styles of plain, 2-strand twining in their basketry. The Yurok designs were usually simple patterns of bars or dots. The Hupa used California hazel, pine root, squaw grass, and maiden hair fern in their basketry; the Karuk mainly used warp rods, willow shoots, brown conifer root, and myrtle.
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Magnificent Rare Elizabeth Hickox, Karok basket with lid
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Item#: 1539
This magnificent and rare Karok treasure basket by weaver Elizabeth Hickox is finely woven and is decorated with black geometric designs in maidenhair fern with yellow quill, dyed yellow with lichen, going around the outside. It has a matching knobbed cover. It is in perfect condition. Elizabeth Hickox (1874-1947) baskets stand out from among all other California Native baskets for their extreme delicacy as well as technical and aesthetic refinement. "Lizzie" was known as a virtuoso among her basket weaving peers and her works were marketed early on by premier merchants of Native American art and collected by both museums and well-to-do collectors. She developed a remarkably distinctive style of lidded baskets. This basket is a fine example of her exceptional work. Elizabeth Hickox baskets were marketed by the premier merchant for baskets, Grace Nicholson. Elizabeth's weaving may represent some of the finest twining ever done. Nicholson ledger number for the basket is attached to the bottom of the basket (#6752). Circa: 1915 Diameter: 7 1/2" Height: 6 1/2"
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
Obsidian Wealth Blade
Item#: 6054
Obsidian wealth blade from Karok Knaper. Length: 16 in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
Obsidian Wealth Blade
Item#: 6051
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
Obsidian Wealth Blade
Item#: 6050
Obsidian wealth blade from Karok Knaper. Length: 11 in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
Obsidian Wealth Blade
Item#: 6049
Obsidian wealth blade from Karok Knaper. Length: 11 in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
Obsidian Wealth Blade
Item#: 6046
Obsidian wealth blade from Karok Knaper. Length: 12 3/4 in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A Northwest California pipe from the Hupa-Yurok cultures
Item#: 6007
The pipe has a wooden stem and an inset stone bowl Circa: 1900 Length: 6in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A very rare Hupa gambling drum
Item#: 5071
Skin-headed drums penetrated into California in the Historic Period. A rectangular wooded frame covered with hide served as an accompaniment to gambling songs in the Northwestern part of California. Circa: 19th century Length: 16in Width: 12in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A very large and impressive Karok basket
Item#: 2017
by master weaver Nettie Ruben. The design is called the dance knife pattern, enhanced with lightning though it. These patterns were used by Nettie Ruben and Elizabeth Hickox. Diameter: 23in Height: 23in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
Native Northern California Jewelry
Item#: 1607-1618
Various materials and lengths. (click to see descriptions)
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A Northern California carved stirring paddle
Item#: 9440
The two carved balls in the handle are a rare feature in a paddle. Circa: 1880 Length: 21 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A Northwestern California Hupa-Yurok culture dance apron and dress
Item#: 1575
Circa: 1910 Provenance: The antique photo accompanying the dress is of the original owner, Rosa Jack, demonstrating the back of the dress.
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
Hupa cup and saucer with a design negative
Item#: 9487
Circa: 1915 Diameter: 5 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A Hupa basket with cover
Item#: 4049
Circa: 1920 Diameter: 5 1/2in Height 6in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A very rare and early Hupa-Karok Gambling drum
Item#: 1195
with remains of painted design on stretched hide. Circa: 1890 14in x 14in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
An array of Hupa hats
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A fine carved Hupa-Karok wooden yew-wood spoon
Item#: 1216
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
A very rare and early Hupa-Karok elk horn purse
Item#: 1034
decorated in red and black stripes and embedded red and black circles, with red ends. Circa: 1890 Length: 4 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
Array of Hupa hats
Category: Indian Baskets - Hupa-Karok-Yurok
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