California Yokuts Five Band Snake Basket circa 1920 A2437
In very fine condition. The Yokuts were remarkable weavers, whose work has always been especially prized. Measures 6" x 12" x 12"
The Yokuts (previously known as Mariposas) are an ethnic group of Native Americans native to central California. Before European contact, the Yokuts consisted of up to 60 tribes speaking several related languages
Some of their descendants prefer to refer to themselves by their respective tribal names; they reject the term Yokuts, saying that it is an exonym invented by English-speaking settlers and historians. Conventional sub-groupings include the Foothill Yokuts, Northern Valley Yokuts, and Southern Valley Yokuts.