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Miniature Alaskan Yupik Basket, 1935

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Native American Baskets135 of 177Washoe woven BasketAlaskan Haida Knob Top Basket
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Tlynnie1942
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This is an Alaskan Yupik Inuit miniature basket, made around 1935. It is only a couple inches tall and maybe an inch in diameter at the top where it is the widest. This was made of sea grasses and the colors are still vibrant pinks and purples and blues and yellows. It must have taken a very long time to make this, the weave is so tiny you need a magnifying glass to see them.

The last pic is with a tube of lip balm so you can get an idea of the size of this basket. Enjoy the pics :)

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