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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This collection, plus 6 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, 1 year ago
      The first one is Pima, from southern Arizona. The other one is from northwestern California. It is most likely Hupa, although there are several other neighboring tribes that make the same type of twined hazel baskets. Unless you know the name of the maker, though, and their tribal affiliation, it would generally be referred to as Hupa.
    2. annestarr12, 1 year ago
      Thank you so much for you help! This is wonderful.
    3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
      I love stories like this. There are so many Native American baskets from decades ago that survived because they were placed in a storage trunk, free from sunlight and dust and use so they look like they did when they were newly made and bought/gifted.

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