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Alaskan Haida Knob Top Basket

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Native American Antiques505 of 771Miniature Alaskan basketMiniature Tlingit Rattletop Basket with 4 colors used for Imbrication
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Posted 2 years ago

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Tlynnie1942
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This is a Haida Knob Top basket that I got about the same time as the miniature Rattletop basket. The Haida tribe and the Tlingit tribes are from the same areas and use the same types of weaves. I date this basket to be between 1920 to 1930. Natural color with black woven in, it stands about 3 inches tall (a bit more with the top on) and about 4 and a half inches in diameter. It has darker coloring on top due to age but has no damage at all, except for some wrinkling around the top edges. With that said however, the knob top sits perfectly so maybe it was intentionally made like that. I love miniature baskets, they are so much harder to make and they look amazing. I will never get over the artistry that goes into Native American basketry. The time it takes to harvest the materials, waiting to start anything until it is seen in the mind of the maker before he/she begins. I wish I could do this myself!

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