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Native American, Wanda Sylestine (Coushatta Tribe of Elton, Louisiana, Koasati people), dates to 1993. A beautiful pine needle basket, one of only three of its kind ever according to an accompanying informative description - made by Wanda Sylestine of the Coushatta Tribe and called the Broken Trail. It is reportedly comprised of 9,000 pine needles and the band is made of natural dye from the Bloodroot flowering plant. Wanda Sylestine is regarded as a master pine needle basketmaker of the 500 Nations. She created this basket at age 72. Size: 14.25" W x 11" H (36.2 cm x 27.9 cm); opening measures 8" in diameter (20.3 cm)

Provenance: private Vaught collection, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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20th C Native American Pine Needle Basket, W. Sylestine

Estimate $300 - $450Mar 26, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA