Maggie Painter

Maggie Painter, Chemehuevi from the Colorado River Indian Reservation near Parker, Arizona, is best remembered for her butterfly designs. However, she created other zoomorphic patterns including the shallow basket shown below which portrays four rattlesnakes, a bat, is accented by red coyote tracks and its perimeter is completed with ticking. It was crafted with willow, devil’s claw, and yucca over a three-rod foundation.

Maggie Painter