Polychrome figurative Makah/Nootka lidded bottle basket with flared base. Whales, boats with fishermen, reptiles, eagles, seagulls and more. 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: Early 20th Century
ORIGIN: Northwest - Makah, Native American
SIZE: 8 1/2"H x 2"