A cover for a Elizabeth Hickox, Karok basket
This cover for a 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. 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.
Diameter (inside): 4 1/2in