Vintage small Acoma pottery bird effigy basket, Native American Indian pottery, Acoma basket Pueblo pottery circa 1950s Southwestern pottery

$148.00

Here we have an absolutely adorable Native American small pottery bird effigy basket basket from Acoma Pueblo, circa 1950s to 60s. The hand-coiled piece is mostly black and white--with just bits of a red made with natural dyes, used for the birds's beaks and some of the Native designs at the bottom. The handle is braided, and the best part of all is a pair of spotted birds--their heads popping up over the basket rim--on opposite sides. The spotting is reminiscent of the guinea hen, which are often raised in rural New Mexico for their eggs and the way they serve as an alarm when intruders are present. We an see this is all hand-coiled versus more modern ones which are often poured molds, and so although there are small waves in the surface, we welcome those for the way they tell us this is all handmade. The piece is with dots and lines, geometric motifs, and flowers. This is one of the prettiest small baskets I've ever seen. The bottom is signed "ACOMA N. Mex. C.E." which represents where it was made and the artist's initials.

Measures just under 5-1/2" tall from the bottom to the top of the braided handle, by about 3" in diameter. This came from the estate of a Corrales traveler and collector, and he kept the piece displayed in a glass shelf. In good vintage condition.

Whether you are a serious collector or someone who loves beauty--this small basket will fill you.


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