Native American baskets are some of the most valuable indian art in existence. Native American Indian baskets were made extensively in the Western United states. It is in this area some of the most expensive Native American Indian baskets originated.
California and Arizona indian baskets can be extremely intricate and valuable. A great Native American indian basket made by Dat So La Lee, a Washo Indian weaver, can bring over a million dollars. A large Mono-Paiute Indian basket recently sold at auction for nearly four hundred thousand dollars.
The Northwest coast also has a long history of indian basket making with excellent examples being made by the Salish indians and Tlingit indians who made many interesting styles including hats, bags, utilitarian baskets as well as early tourist pieces.
Native American Indian basketry is still being made today though the production of great masterpieces has diminished significantly over the last twenty years.
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