Gene Quintana Fine Arts

Mono-Miwok-Paiute

Mono Lake & Miwok Paiute Indians...
The Mono Paiute territory stretches from the Eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevadas to the boarder between California and Nevada. It lies directly east from Stockton, California.

The Paiute are experts at making twined baskets and are well known for their utilitarian style. The traditional designs seem to be horizontal and/or vertical geometric motifs of a single color on a white background.

The Miwok people were originally from the southern California area, living close to the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers. The Paiute people lived in the southwestern portion of the United States, spread throughout northwest Arizona, southern Utah, southern Nevada, and southeast California.

Miwok Paiute basketry was often made using coiling and open work techniques.
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A large Paiute seed jar
Item#: 8246
Circa: 1910 Diameter: 13in Length: 21in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute negative butterfly and bug basket
Item#: 5016-28
Circa: 1912 Diameter: 6 3/8in Height: 3 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute butterfly and eagle basket
Item#: 5016-20
by Daisy Charlie Circa: 1912 Diameter: 6 1/8in Height: 4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute basket with butterflies
Item#: 5016-22
Circa: 1915 Diameter: 7in Height: 3 1/4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Yosemite 1929 Field Days Basket by Lucy Telles
Item#: 1109N
A fine example of the Yosemite Field Days contest weaving in polychrome. Diameter: 7in Height: 4 1/2in (more info & photos)
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute basket featured in Yosemite Field Days
Item#: 5014-82
Circa: 1920s Diameter: 8 1/4in Height: 4 3/4in Accompanying photo shows the basket at Yosemite Field Days 1929 basket judging with Mr. James Schwabacher. Tradition and Innovation, page 106.
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
A very large Miwok Paiute basket with cover
Item#: 1227
Circa: 1915 Diameter: 16 1/2in Height: 11 3/4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute basket by Emma James
Item#: 5014-67
Circa: 1924 Diameter: 9 3/4in Height: 4 1/4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute basket
Item#: 5016-30
Circa: 1925 Diameter: 5 7/8in Height: 3 3/4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute basket
Item#: 5016-23
Provenance Cain Collection Circa: 1925 Diameter: 7 1/2in Height: 3 3/4in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute basket
Item#: 5014-76
From the Cain Collection Circa: 1925 Diameter: 9 1/2in Height: 6 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
Mono Lake Paiute basket
Item#: 5014-77
From the Cain Collection Circa: 1925 Diameter: 10 1/2in Height: 6in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
A Miwok- Paiute basket
Item#: 1192
Circa: 1920 Height: 9in Diameter: 5 1/2in
Category: Indian Baskets - Mono-Miwok-Paiute
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