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Makah Basket Ca 1940s, CBASMJW18-02


3" tall

4" wide


  • The Makah Native people are located at  the Olympic Peninsula. The Makah people developed a basket trinket business in the 1860s. These baskets can be dated by the materials and techniques used. The base being plaited indicates that this basket is dated around 1940s. The base is made out of raffia which is native to Africa and Madagascar. This material is used in mats, hats, and other baskets.The rest of the basket is woven with cedar bark and beargrass. It is woven with skill and has no damage. An elegant basket to add to your collection.