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Alaskan Bird Basket with Lid

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Native American Antiques433 of 767Painted 2 tier Basket Native or New England?Small Alaska Native Basket
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Posted 2 years ago

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This is one of my favorite baskets because of the unique design with small flying birds all over it. The detail is amazing and it looks like it took a long time to make. I think it is from Alaska and was most likely purchased there almost 20 years ago. Other than that, I don't know anything about this basket. It is about 7" tall or so. Please help me out with any information you may have out the basket. Thanks!

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  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 2 years ago
    Definitely Alaskan, and for sure a master artist did this. It is beautiful! These are made by the Yupik and Inuit tribes and maybe a couple others. They use the long grasses that grow along the shore there to weave these beauties. Absolutely gorgeous!

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