You are looking at a vintage indian basket. I do not know much about the baskets history. Looks like it could be Apache. The basket has a few rim issues (see photos). Also the inside of the basket is dirty and could use a good cleaning.
This piece is from the estate of. John and Diane Mann who were both professors at the University of Illinois. Please check out my other native american auctions this week.
The item "Antique Vtg Native American Indian Apache LARGE Tightly Woven Basket Bowl Pomo" is in sale since Monday, February 29, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Baskets". The seller is "high4design" and is located in Urbana, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, BR, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.