A very fine early Northwest Coast Nuu-chah-nulth Makah oval open work basket dating from the very early 1900's. The basket is very finely woven with a nice tight even stitch count of 14 stitches/ per inch from split cedar bark and natural dyed bear grasses to produce the stunning complex intricate designs that encircle the periphery. The design features a large fat whale being pursued by three hunters in a canoe. A green and white candy cane border in green at the bottom edge is most likely the weavers signature.
The basket measures 5" x 4 1/4 and stands 4" tall and is in very good condition with no splits or repairs noted, some minor unraveling of a couple of the crenelated rim stitches noted. Very well rare preserved bright color palette This museum quality basket makes an excellent display item and a fine addition to anyone's collection.Please check out other current offerings including a great Tlingit, Haida argillite and Kwakiutl totem poles and some great early Inuit carvings. More than just a pretty picture.
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The seller is "richmojoe" and is located in Northwest Coast. This item can be shipped worldwide.