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Native American Baskets45 of 309The other 2 baskets from Chesapeake Collectibles.Indian basket
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    Posted 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much! This is wonderful information!
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
      Mystery solved, thanks as always go to CanyonRoad.
    4. CanyonRoad, 2 years ago
      Thank you, kathrinescollections, I appreciate your comments! : )
    5. CanyonRoad, 2 years 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, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the clarification.
    7. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
      Wonderful baskets, just beautiful :)

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