Posted 2 years ago
This is a gathering basket, I think made by the Salish but it could also be another in that area of British Columbia. It is about 15 inches high (including the handle) and about 12 inches lengthwise, and about 8 inches wide. It was made probably around the 1940's or 1950's, maybe earlier. The basket is fully covered all the way around with Cherry Tree bark in two colors, and it is a light purple! I have only seen a couple that turned out like that and I love it. I also love the weave around the top of the basket and you can see tiny pins stuck in to help hold it straight up. A beautiful work of art. If anyone sees something I have written and has information about the style that I do not know about, please let me know. I always want the correct info about the baskets I have. I am a collector, but not an expert on all of them.