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Tlynnie1942's loves132 of 303Native American Basket with blue and red pattern?Northwood Glass 'Jewels and Drapery' c1906; blue opalescent swung vase
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Posted 2 years ago

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This basket has been in my wife's family for many years. She is not sure of the history behind it but her parents were raised in the plains of South Dakota during the Depression era. She also had an uncle who was a career Air Force pilot, so it might be something he collected.
The basket measures 14 inches wide by 3 1/2 tall. The basket feels heavy for its size, is tightly woven and is well worn and polished on the inside. There seems to be a place that has been repaired but looks like it was done when the piece was made as the rest of the design is offset on the same row.
I am greatly impressed by the knowledgeable information presented on this website. We never realized there were so many sub-sets to tribes that could be identified by the style of basketmaking!
Any info would be appreciated . Thank you.

Mystery Solved


  1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Our CanyonRoad is the basket expert here, and there are some other members who know a bit about baskets, if they see this thread, they may be able to help. :)
  2. CanyonRoad, 2 years ago
    It's Pima (now called Akimel O'odham), from southern Arizona, a coiled willow basket, with devils claw black decoration.
  3. Bobob, 2 years ago
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge Canyonroad. Reading your other posts, I marvel at your ability to identify so many types of baskets. It'll a great piece for display in our home and now we will put a note on it for all to see.
  4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    CanyonRoad is a star. :)
  5. Bobob, 2 years ago
    No doubt.
  6. CanyonRoad, 2 years ago
    Glad I can help out on some items. Thank you for the encouraging comments!

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