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Posted 1 year ago

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This is one of about 8 baskets I purchased at auction. They were described as sweetgrass and Gullah baskets. That description has been in question. I would like help in identifying this basket. It is about 7" H and about 7" at its widest point.

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  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
    This basket was made by Hooper Bay Yupik tribes, in the Pacific Northwest Coast. It is made of beach or rye grasses, and tissue paper is now used to make the colors. They just drop a sheet or two into boiling water and then place the grasses in too to give them different colors. This basket has a great design on it, I love these kind of optic shapes.

    As far as age,

    Thanks for putting this basket up, I love it :)
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
    wow! an eye-dazzler basket! wonderful!
  3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
    I just saw that I forgot to put up what age I think this basket it...sorry. I have been ferrying my mother back and forth to the hospital and assisted living facillity, my grandmother had a stroke and it has been back and forth and hard times for my mother and myself.

    As to age on this, I would say about 1940-1950.

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