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Lot 0080
  • Item: Makah Pacific Northwest Coast Native Whaling Motif Lidded Basket
  • Date/Period: early 20th century
  • Materials: beargrass, cedar bark
  • Size: 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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  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

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  • Condition

    very good condition, with no discoloration. There is slight slumping due to construction, age, and the fragility of the material.

    Buyer's Premium

    • 15%

    Makah Pacific Northwest Coast Native Whaling Motif

    Estimate $150 - $200Nov 21, 2018
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    Ships from verified Jasper52 seller #71019 in Massachusetts
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Clifford Wallach
    Tramp Art, Folk Art & Americana Expert