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Makah Basketry Float


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Very finely woven Makah basket over Japanese glass sea float with expanded base having whale motif. 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. 3 1/2"H x 6"D

PERIOD: 19th Century

ORIGIN: Northwest - Makah, Native American

SIZE: 3 1/2"H x 6"D

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