Coiled baskets are unique in the Southwest for their design and thick coils. The coils are made with a foundation of a bundle of galleta grass or rabbitbrush and sewn with narrow splits of yucca leaves and compact stitching. The slender yucca sewing splints are wound tightly around the foundation bundle of the new coil. They pass through such a small section of the preceding coil and fit so closely that the stitches look interlocked.
This vintage basket has four antelope wrapped around the basket in orange and black. It is dated around 1924-1940s. This basket has all the aspects of a coil basket and fine work. It also features two small handles that reveal the rabbitbrush that is woven within the coils. This basket has faded and has wear from time. A fine basket to add to your collection.