A collection of nineteen American Indian Baskets were stolen from a Hemet, CA home in early August, 2009.
In all, nineteen items have been stolen – Hopi, Karuk, Hupa – not sure of dimensions but relative sizes are correctly shown in large versions of images. 2 Karuk hats, 2 Hopi baskets, 1 Hopi Platter, 1 Karuk Wall Hanging, 1 Karuk woven bottle, 2 Hupa baskets, 10 Karuk baskets – most of the Karuk baskets were made by Florence Harrie, all items 70 years or older.
If you have any information about these baskets, please contact Officer Walter Mirz, Badge # 9340, Case #D092180060, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, 43950 Acacia Ave, Suite B, Hemet, CA 92544, phone: (951) 791-3400. You may also contact the owner, Margaret Rae Swan, Hemet, CA 92544, Hm# 951-927-1015, Cell# 951-570-9076.