Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Basket collection as seen on Chesapeake Collectibles 3-30-17

In Native American > Native American Baskets > Show & Tell.
Native American Baskets42 of 306The other 2 baskets from Chesapeake Collectibles.Indian basket
Love it
Like it

Tlynnie1942Tlynnie1942 loves this.
CollectomaniacCollectomaniac loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
surfdub66surfdub66 loves this.
See 6 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 1 year ago

(3 items)

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.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. CanyonRoad, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Thank you so much! This is wonderful information!
  3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 1 year ago
    Mystery solved, thanks as always go to CanyonRoad.
  4. CanyonRoad, 1 year ago
    Thank you, kathrinescollections, I appreciate your comments! : )
  5. CanyonRoad, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the clarification.
  7. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
    Wonderful baskets, just beautiful :)

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.