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Posted 8 months ago

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aacampbell
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Hello -- I recently acquired this basket, but do not know anything about it's history, area of origin, or when it was made. It is 9 1/2" in diameter, highly patterned, and has deep blue and red colors in the design. There is fading to to top of the basket. The weave is very fine. I am interested in learning anything about where it could have come from, and how old it may be.
Thank you for any information you can provide!

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  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 8 months ago
    I would LOVE to know who made this basket. Because I put one up here about 5 years ago with the same weave, same material and with the rim woven in exactly the same way this one is. Mine has butterflies on it and has faded a bit, yours is alot better in that the colors pop off the basket.

    So, if you ever find out who made your beautiful basket, make sure to comment here so I will know who made mine too :)
  2. aacampbell, 8 months ago
    Hi Tlynnie -- Thanks for your comment! The only bit I can add is that it was cataloged in a museum as "Native American" and ca. 1900. I have no idea though what drove that determination. I will be sure to post to the site if I get more specific information. I am very curious too where this basket (and yours) came from!
  3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 8 months ago
    Do you know which museum it was or in what state it was? It would not be the first time I've contacted a museum to get info about a basket :)
  4. aacampbell, 8 months ago
    Hi -- The information we received (New York State) is simply "Native American" and ca. 1900. I wish there was more info!

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