Apache Tus c. 1890s, 13.5" x 9.25" x 9.5" (SK90601A-0815-002)
- Circa: 1890s
- Size: 13.5'' x 9.25'' x 9.5''
This basket is in very good condition. Almost all the pinon pitch is intact. The handles are in great condition too. Acquired from the collection of Peggy Foard. The owner has authorized us to lower the price from $2,800 to $1,050. This is a wonderful collecting opportunity. Biography: Ms. Foard was a collector of Native American art, as well as a collector of art from around the world including Africa, Asia, South America and Mexico for at least 40 years. She kept journals and pictures of her collection and took great enjoyment in their beauty and the skills of the artists. Peggy requested that her collection be sold through the art gallery after she passed, so that other art collectors with the same appreciation may also acquire and enjoy her treasures. Peggy received a bachelor's degree in English around the age of 21 from Randolph-Macon Women's College in Virginia. She later moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and went on to post graduate education and obtained a PhD in Educational Psychology in the 1970s. She worked for the SLC school district for a while, but her passion has and always was her collection of baskets and artifacts. In one of her writings found upon her death, she said she put names to the faces of her baskets and masks. She was intent on learning about their origin, the tribes, the art of weaving, basically everything she could find. She committed much of her time to research and learning. She was an amazing woman and, needless to say, an even more amazing mother. DISCLAIMER ON TUS BASKETS WITH PITCH: Due to the fragile nature of tus baskets contacting pitch (resin), please be aware that some of pitch may come loose from the basket during handling, packaging, and shipping.