A rare antique example of a Havasupai Olla basket with figures. The basket has a beautiful patina. The Native American Havasupai are small tribe that is located at the bottom of Havasupai Canyon, a finger of the Grand Canyon. Baskets from the early period are rare as trading was limited by the long trail to the top of the canyon. As trails improved, the Havasupai interacted more with tourists. The tourists placed more value on baskets with figures and the tribe responded. The finest baskets are considered to have been made between 1929 and 1940. This basket averages 12 stitches and 5 coils per inch. It measures 8 ½” x 5”. It has a museum label on the bottom dated 1946.