This is one of three baskets from the same collection we're currently listing. A rare large early Northwest Coast Salish Thompson River hard burden basket dating from the mid to late 1800's.
The basket is finely woven from split cedar bark and root with natural remnants of bear grass cream imbrication that form a checker work pattern that encircles the periphery. Note the old doe skin ties used to fasten the carrying straps, and the fancy herringbone edge weave.
These type of baskets were used Ethnographically for use as work baskets. The basket measures 10 1/2" x 8" at the top and stands 8 tall. An old label reads " Judge David Tuese Collection". The basket has developed a dark aged patina that only comes from great age and use. This stunning large museum quality basket displays very well and will make a fine addition to anyone's collection.
Old tags reading "Judge David Tuese collection" and it believed these baskets came from an old collection at the time of Mr. 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. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates.Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "VERY FINE LARGE EARLY NORTHWEST COAST SALISH INDIAN BURDEN BASKET c1880 #3" is in sale since Friday, July 08, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Baskets".
The seller is "richmojoe" and is located in Northwest Coast. This item can be shipped worldwide.