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Apache Tus Water Vessel, 19th-20th c.

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Start price: $90

Estimated price: $200 - $300

Buyer's premium: 25%

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North America, Southwestern USA, Apache Tribe probably late 19th or 20th century with a fiber band woven into the side. The basket is tightly woven and stuck together with Pinon pitch sap from the pine trees of the Southwestern United States and black ocher to make it a water tight vessel for carrying.

Pinon pitch is a natural waterproofing and adhesive common in various forms of pottery and repair. The Apache tribesmen would use the vessels constructed with this as a water vessel to carry back from a natural source. Size 10" H

Collected prior to 2008, ex-Lacy Gallery (Vanna & Lee Lacy collection), Los Angeles CA. Lacy Gallery was founded upon six decades of collecting ethnographic and fine art. Lee Lacy was a distinguished Hollywood producer of iconic TV series and commercials.

Condition: Wear commensurate with age and use.