White Mountain Apache Olla Basket Illusion | Lincoln Seitzman

White Mountain Apache Olla Basket Illusion

1992
guatambu wood and ink; lathe-turned
21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 33 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Although this large and elaborate vessel gives the illusion of being a basket woven with reeds, in reality it is made of wood turned on a lathe. Inspired by the designs and shapes of Apache baskets, Seitzman embellished this jar with delightful, bold geometric designs in the shapes of human figures and animals.

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