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A very nice lidded Woodlands  Indian basket,  woven free hand without a mold using hand-cut splints, some swabbed in Prussian blue, probably ca. 1880 with nice vegetable dye accents.

A very nice lidded Woodlands Indian basket, woven free hand without a mold using hand-cut splints, some swabbed in Prussian blue, probably ca. 1880 with nice vegetable dye accents.

Covered basket woven of 3/4-1" splints. Square base, circular top. The four sides are decorated in a free-hand, painted  design of pink and black four-lobed medallions. Four of these medallions placed in circular fashion form the side decoration. The center of the circular cover has a similar design.Probable Datec. 1830

Covered basket woven of 3/4-1" splints. Square base, circular top. The four sides are decorated in a free-hand, painted design of pink and black four-lobed medallions. Four of these medallions placed in circular fashion form the side decoration. The center of the circular cover has a similar design.Probable Datec. 1830

Dayak backpack sling bag from Borneo woven from rattan with four-foil rosette flower and cumulus cloud pattern

Dayak backpack sling bag from Borneo woven from rattan with four-foil rosette flower and cumulus cloud pattern

Rare and Important pair of Native  American Dome-Top, lidded baskets. Circa 1845 made by Woodlands Indians of New England. Have remnants of the original newspaper lining dated dec. 26, 1845.

Rare & Important Pair of Native American Dome-Top, Lidded Baskets -- Circa 1845 -- Made by Woodlands Indians of New England. Have remnants of the original newspaper lining dated December

Potato Basket, Littleton, ca. 1940. Maliseet and Micmac Indians made this style of traditional Maine basket for harvesting potatoes by weaving splints made of brown ash. Item # 12954 on Maine Memory Network

Potato Basket, Littleton, ca. Maliseet and Micmac Indians made this style of traditional Maine basket for harvesting potatoes by weaving splints made of brown ash. I used many from age 5 to 15 for many potato farmers in The County!

Lidded Basket | ca. 1940. Winnebago, Wisconsin | Ash splint, wood, pigment

1940 Geography: United States, Wisconsin Culture: Winnebago Medium: Ash splint, wood, pigment Dimensions: H. x 61 x cm)

A square band basket made by a member of the Penobscot Nation about 1880. The bands are nearly black, probably from indigo dyes, which can range in color from a light, bright blue to a blue-black depending on the concentration used. Item # 23440 on Maine Memory Network

A square band basket made by a member of the Penobscot Nation about The bands are nearly black, probably from indigo dyes, which can range in color from a light, bright blue to a blue-black depending on the concentration used.

Tlingit basket | Reed | ca. 1910

Basket by ca. A work from the collections of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums of San Francisco, CA.

Covered basket container  Native American (Micmac), about 1875  Porcupine quills and birch bark  Maine or Nova Scotia

Covered basket container Native American (Mi'kmaq (also Micmac), about 1875 Porcupine quills and birch bark Maine or Nova Scotia

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