Rare/Important Original Early 20th cent.Photo Dat So La Lee & Degikup baskets
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RARE Original EARLY 20TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPH of Greatest American Indian Basket Maker in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th century' Dat So La Lee, Washoe c.1829-1925 photographed by Abe Cohn in Nevada
Dat So La Lee, whose birth name was "Dabuda", meaning "Young Willow", (English name Louisa Keyser), (c.1829�1925) was a renowned American basket weaver and one of the most famous Native American artists of the 20th century. A member of the Washoe people in northwestern Nevada, her basketry came to national prominence during the Arts and Crafts movement.
Dat So La Lee met merchandisers Amy and Abe Cohn around 1895. She worked as one of the maids in the household. They recognized the quality of Dat So La Lee's weaving and began to document every basket she produced from 1895 - 1925. This expanded to include about 120 baskets that are documented. Most if not all of these documented baskets where sold at Cohn's Emporium earning Dat So La Lee a comfortable lifestyle. The supreme craftsmanship of these baskets certainly add to the value, but the Cohn's early documentation certainly provide the catalyst to make Dat So La Lee baskets among the most sought after Native American... read more