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 Very Rare and Fine Maidu Pictorial Basket
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Item#: 4093
Decorated with a finely woven designs in redbud totaling 18 different figures, including a camel, elephant, butterflies, human figures - one with headdress and bow, deer, horses, chickens, fox, buffalo and owl, all surrounding a zigzag decoration band above the base. Circa: 1890-1920 Diameter 10 1/2in Height: 7in
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Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu polychrome casino basket
Item#: 4029
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
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Indian Baskets - Maidu
A Maidu basket decorated with butterflies
Item#: 5016-91
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 7in Height: 4 1/4in
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Indian Baskets - Maidu
A very large Maidu feasting bowl
Item#: 5017-52
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 27in. Height: 20in.
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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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