Makah Bottle Basket, Native, Basketry, Vertical native, Native American, native: basketry, native: basketry: northwest - makah, native: basketry: vertical, Northwest - Makah, Unknown
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Makah Bottle Basket, Native, Basketry, Vertical  native, Native American, native: basketry, native: basketry: northwest - makah, native: basketry: vertical, Northwest - Makah, Unknown Makah Bottle Basket  native, Native American, native: basketry, native: basketry: northwest - makah, native: basketry: vertical, Northwest - Makah, Unknown Makah Bottle Basket  native, Native American, native: basketry, native: basketry: northwest - makah, native: basketry: vertical, Northwest - Makah, Unknown

Makah bottle basket

Item Number: R1083


Makah polychrome basketry bottle having whale boat, birds and flag motifs. Once bright, now faded. May or may not once have had a basketry lid now missing. 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. 10"H x 2 1/4"D

PERIOD: Early 20th Century

ORIGIN: Northwest - Makah, Native American

SIZE: 10"H x 2 1/4"D


PRICE $1,100

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