Item: Makah Pacific Northwest Coast Native Whaling Motif Lidded BasketDate/Period: early 20th centuryMaterials: beargrass, cedar barkSize: 5.5?W × 5.5?D × 4?H
This very fine Makah Northwest Coast Native American beargrass lidded basket, circa 1920s, features a whale and canoe design (each repeats twice around perimeter of the basket) It has a plaited cedar bark base and rim with cedar bark strip. Made with materials indigenous to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Such baskets were only produced at specific times of year, when plants were in the right stage of maturation. The thin yet durable quality of bear grass allowed for a minute arrangement of warp and weft. Exemplifying exquisite craft, this basket also carries the spiritual and historical significance of the whale to the Makah people.
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