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Posted 3 years ago

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This is another Native Basket from my dad's estate. This one looks pretty old and it measures about 10" wide. The weave is very tight but I have no clue where this basket is from. Please help me out and also post your comments about it (like or dislike). thanks!

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    I've seen these here in Australia! In fact I have one on my desk beside me. I keep spare change in it. We think it was made in New Guinea. North of Australia. They are called Buka-ware. Buka is an island north of Bougainville. These island are between the Solomon Islands and mainland Papua New Guinea.
    Did he serve in the Pacific Islands?
    Mine has a beautifully fitted lid, with a raised applied section. The finial is really nice as well. It is smaller, only 7 inches across.
    I recently sold a large hat-box from the same area.

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