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Lot 0163A
Native American, Pacific Northwest Coast (probably southern Alaska), Tlingit people, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A lovely basket comprised of tightly-woven reeds and grass fibers to form a cylindrical container. The vessel boasts a circular lid with two concentric horizontal stripes along the rim in red, and a minimalist motifs of boat and oarsmen motifs in brown and red hues along the body with two areas of abstract green-hued sea creatures in-between. The base of the basket is reinforced with thick brown strands which are woven in a lattice pattern. Size (w/ lid): 6.7" W x 3.5" H (17 cm x 8.9 cm).

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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#140775

Condition

Scattered areas of light fraying, slight bending to overall form, and some fading to pigmentation along exterior surfaces, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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20th C. Northwest Coast Tlingit Reed Basket w/ Lid

Estimate $500 - $700Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA