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Posted 2 years ago

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I have this antiques native basket that has arrow design. The capital letters spell METLAKATLA. According to a Google search, this is a Native community in Alaska. This basket appears to be old and was possibly made for trade or tourist. Please let me know what you think about it.

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  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 2 years ago
    This is Tsimshian, and the METLAKATLA is the name of the place. It was made for the tourist trade and could be as early as 1920's or 1930's. Really nice! I love the design.
  2. JoThompson, 2 years ago
    This comes from my hometown, southern most part of alaska.... Is this for sale? I'm learning basketry and love this piece, would love to know who the weaver was

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