Lidded Makah basket with seagulls and whaling boats. Trunk piece. In the 1860s the Makah people at Neah Bay developed a cottage industry producing trinket baskets. These were very labor intensive, fully twined baskets of twisted cedar bark. Through the 1930s they wove thousands of the small colorful trinket baskets for sale.
PERIOD: UnknownORIGIN: Northwest, United States
SIZE: 4"D x 3"H