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Thank you for shopping at The Knit Tree.We appreciate all our customers.  After over 45 years of operating The Knit Tree, in 2018, I will be semi-retiring.  My goal is to continue offering you quality custom knit products by narrowing down the number of knits we offer.  I will keep all the Winona Camo, the Native American, and Yarn, Kits and Patterns categories. I will be updating the online store to reflect these changes and look forward to hearing from you in the coming years.
Sharon
Snakeskin Basketry Design from Tribes of Central Ca Featured on this Native knit
$14.00
SKU: snskin_Bcap

Native American Reproduction
Designed and Handloomed by Sharon Nani ~ a Non Native and owner of The Knit Tree

I often get requests from members of various Indian tribes to offer a design specific to their tribe or region.  Shellena asked:  "do you have any patterns or designs for the tribe "picayune rancheria of the chukchansi indians"?  The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of indigenous people of California. They are Chukchansi or Foothills Yokuts. Picayune Rancheria is the tribe's ranchería, located in Madera County in central California.

Fortunately, I have a large library of Indian Baskets, Indian design, cultural and history books at my disposal.  the inspiration for this Snakeskin baby cap design came from several photos of Yokut baskets in the Book "California Indian Baskets" by Ralph Shanks, Lisa woo Shanks, Editor.  This book had a whole chapter devoted to Yokuts Basketry, how they were made, designs, materials used and much more.

The snakeskin design was chosen to be featured on this  baby cap because it was very popular on the Foothill Yokuts baskets and was representaive of some very distinct features of their Indian baskets.  This tribe of central California often designed in horizontal striping and the design was composed of both red and black designs done with black bracken fern root and redbud bark.  this knit baby cap follows these design concepts.  Note the horizontal bands of the snakeskin design knit with red and black on the traditional tan background.
Ralph Shanks, “Yokuts Basketry,” in A California Inian Baskets University of Washington Press, 2010),81-101.

  • Inspired from photos of foothill Yokut Baskets,  Indian Tribes of Central California
  • Hand Loomed for Quality Workmanship and Personal Care
  • High Grade Acrylic for Superior Quality -
  • Machine Wash Cold Water and Machine Dry Knit Cycle
  • Design: Motif: Snakeskin
  • Colors: Traditional: Tan (Camel) Red and Black
  • Choose Size:new born or 6 months
  • Add a matching blanket to make a great baby layette gift set
Price: $14.00
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