Knob Lidded Basket with Four Seabirds

Makah Tribe

Knob Lidded Basket with Four Seabirds, Baskets by  Makah Tribe
  • Makah basket
  • Northwest Coast basket
Savvy Price $120.00
Gallery Price $155.00
Title
Knob Lidded Basket with Four Seabirds
Artist
Makah Tribe
Medium
Cedar and bear grass
Size
2 3/4" height with lid on, 2 1/4" maximum diameter
Date of creation
Circa 1955
Condition
Excellent to very good with slight fading to exterior dyed fiber
Provenance
Consigned by AH-2
About The Knob Lidded Basket with Four Seabirds

Spiral design on the lid is energizing!

This basket's decoration also is consistent with those made by the Nootka people.

About Makah Tribe
A Native American people from the northwestern corner of the Continental United States in Washington. The Makah tribe lives in and around the town of Neah Bay, Washington, a small fishing village along the Strait of Juan de Fuca where it meets the Pacific Ocean. Their reservation on the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula includes Tatoosh Island. They refer to themselves as a name translating to the people who live by the rocks and seagulls.
Cultures

American Indian

Medium

Baskets

Subject

Birds

Keywords

Makah, Makah basket, Northwest Coast basket