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Posted 2 years ago

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These baskets were given to my grandfather for medical care he gave to them from 1885 a 1890. He would sew up wounds, treat broken bones, etc. He was in Alaska working for an oil company as a field worker. Growing up on a farm, he learned how to heal animals and used to work for a vet.
He was very respected by the Eskimos and they would give him the baskets as payment for his helping them.
They are an extinct tribe now.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I love the variety of handles on the lids.
    And the colours are so VIVID !!!

    TREASURES !!!!
  2. CanyonRoad, 2 years ago
    These are traditional twined spruce root baskets, made by the Tlingit Indians, along the borders of Alaska and Canada. They are not Inuit or Eskimo...nor are they an extinct tribe!

    The baskets are very fragile, so often have cracks or broken areas. These look like they've been well cared for. Tlingit baskets in great condition are very desirable. If any of these are "rattle tops" it increases the value considerably.
  3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 2 years ago
    WOW these are Beautiful!! I have a couple of these Tlingit baskets and they are made so intricately and look so amazing. I love your baskets, thanks for putting them up :)
  4. klickitatcat, 1 year ago
    If you are at all interested in parting ways with these baskets I would be willing to pay 4k for the three of them provided there aren't any condition issues not visible in the photos. Feel free to call me at 206.853.1207. My apologies if this offer is offensive in any way.
  5. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 11 months ago
    I hope you did not take Klickitatcat's offer. Those baskets of yours are in pristine condition and are worth SO much more than his/her paltry offer. I guarantee if you did sell them to him/her, they will be each sold for what was offered here. For each basket.

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