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Posted 11 months ago


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This collection, plus 2 more were found in a trunk in the attic of my father's farmhouse in Maryland. I took them to the TV show Chesapeake Collectibles to get more information. I was told that they were from the SW of the USA and from the late 1800's. I would love to find out more about the tribe(s) that may have made these. Our theory is that a relative was visiting the SW and brought these back to Maryland where they ended up in a trunk for a very long time.
They are in wonderful shape with small weave.

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  1. CanyonRoad, 11 months ago
    Your baskets are from Arizona; northwestern California; and southern Alaska/northern British Columbia, Canada. All date from the early 1900s to 1920s.

    The first two are coiled baskets, probably Papago, from southern Arizona. It's a little difficult to tell for sure from the photo.

    The second photo shows a shallow coiled Western Apache bowl, from central Arizona.

    The third photo is a twined cedar and spruce root Tlingit basket, from southern Alaska/northern British Columbia.

    The last two are twined hazel and beargrass baskets, Hupa, from northwestern California. The one in back is a tobacco basket, the one in front is a traditional cap.
  2. annestarr12, 11 months ago
    Thank you so much! This is wonderful information!
  3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 11 months ago
    Mystery solved, thanks as always go to CanyonRoad.
  4. CanyonRoad, 11 months ago
    Thank you, kathrinescollections, I appreciate your comments! : )
  5. CanyonRoad, 10 months ago
    After seeing the first photo on a computer screen rather than my phone, I'd say they are Pima rather than Papago.
  6. annestarr12, 10 months ago
    Thank you for the clarification.
  7. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 6 months ago
    Wonderful baskets, just beautiful :)

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