LARGE NOOTKA BASKET SWIRL LID KNOB TOP. OLD NUU CHAH NULTH. MAKAH CANOE, BIRD
Very large Nuu Chah Nulth or Makah swirl design lidded trinket basket, first half 19th Century. Size: Width 10 inches (25.5cm) Height 6 inches (15cm) Swirl Knob Top is 4 1/2 (11.5 cm) inches across! Classic designs of Thunderbird lifting whale, hunters in canoes, & birds decorate the side and the lid. Please check out my YouTube channel, West Coast scenes.. Totem Poles & Winter Storms. Search:: Keith McKewan on YouTube. Canadian buyers there is the G. To check out my other auctions. The lid is about 10 inches (25.5 cm) across. This year massive amounts of driftwood came ashore from the winter storms. In part from: Out of the Mist, Treasures of the Nuu - Chah - Nulth chiefs by Martha Black I was taught how to make baskets at the age of six by my mother. She would start a flat one and let us childern finish the basket. As the years went by we learned more, I recall the elderly ladies going out in canoes with traditioanl gathering baskets and no shoes to gather the grass. They would be gone all day, picking and drying the grass on the beach. My sister and I used to go here and there to get swamp grass. We'd start in May, gathering cedar and roots. At the end of June, we'd get swamp grass. In July and August we'd gather the three-cornered grass. In September we processed, dyed, and stored the material.
Then we wove throughout the entire winter. The item "LARGE NOOTKA BASKET SWIRL LID KNOB TOP. MAKAH CANOE, BIRD" is in sale since Tuesday, February 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "kevicpast" and is located in Victoria, British Columbia.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Natural Bright Polychrome
- Material: Cedar Bark bottom & Dyed Grass
- Original/Reproduction: Original