Posted 3 years ago
New pics and info.
So far no one has commented and I'm no closer to solving this mystery. It looks southwestern but it really seems recently made.
It measures 14" x 2 3/4". It has a grass foundation but is very stiff. The top finished row is braided in a way I have never seen on a southwestern basket but I'm in the northwest and don't get to see a lot of them. Also on the back there is a stitch exposed in a way that makes me think it is there to be used to hang the basket on the wall (see pic 2). I've never noticed that before in old southwestern baskets.
I found it prominently displayed in a thrift store, dirt cheap, and in pristine condition.
Looks southwestern like Apache, Pima, or? Looks so fresh so pristine. Can it be authentic? Awfully well made for a fake.