Gene Quintana Fine Arts

Maidu

The Maidu are an indigenous people to northern California residing in the central Sierra Nevada in the drainage of the Feather and American rivers and in the Humbug Valley.

The Maidu were excellent basket weavers who utilized a wide variety of roots, bark, plant stems and leaves such as fern roots, sedge roots, willow twigs, and redbud.
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A Mountain Maidu degikup polychrome gift basket
Item#: 1270N
Decorated with vertical and horizontal designs. Circa: 1910 Diameter: 10in Height: 5in
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu polychrome casino basket
Item#: 3013
decorated with the poker card symbols of Clubs, Spades, Hearts and Diamonds along with a butterfly, lizard and scorpion with four geometric designs. Circa: 1910 Diameter: 17 1/2in Height: 7 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu polychrome oval basket
Item#: 6081
highly decorated in red and black stripes and sawtooth diagonal patterns. Length: 10 3/4in Width: 8in Height: 5in Circa: 1890
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu basket decorated with butterflies
Item#: 5016-91
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 7in Height: 4 1/4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu burden basket
Item#: 1647
Circa: 1905 Height: 12in
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu basket
Item#: 5016-12
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 10in Height: 5in
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu tray
Item#: 5350
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 17in
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu bowl
Item#: 1117
Circa: 1915 Diameter: 10 1/2in Height: 4 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A very large Maidu feasting bowl
Item#: 5017-52
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 27in. Height: 20in.
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
A very fine Maidu bowl
Item#: 5015-92
Circa: 1915 Diameter: 6 3/4in Height: 4 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Maidu
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