For sale is a Native American bear grass dyed lidded basket with knob.
This densely woven basket is circa 1920s to 1940s and has incredible imbrication for design. The images depict hunters in a large canoe being pulled by a whale with many birds flying overhead. There are three imbricated lines on the bottom and lid on basket. The lid also has extensive geometric imbrication with a finely made knob. The work in this basket is incredible!
It is made from dyed bear grass with cedar bark around the edge that the lid fits onto.
This basket incorporates the wrapped twines technique which is able to produce, delicate, finely tuned work such as this example.
There is a wonderful patina to this basket.
This is a larger size basket with the measurements 4″ H; 7″ in diameter; 23 inches in circumference. This basket is in very good condition for age.
Great collectible example of an early Makah or Nuu-chah-nulth basket of this vintage and condition.
I have been selling native art on line since 1999 so buy with confidence.