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Makah Bottle Basket


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Makah polychrome basketry lidded bottle with flying birds and whale motif. Unsual style lidded bottle. 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. 12"H x 4"W x 2 1/2"D

PERIOD: Early 20th Century

ORIGIN: Northwest - Makah, Native American

SIZE: 12"H x 4"W x 2 1/2"D

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