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Eastern Woodlands Mohawk Basket, made around 1930-1950

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Tlynnie1942's items38 of 152Miniature Paiute/Washoe Basket, circa 1900-1930Maine Penobscot Acorn Basket, 1920
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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This is my newest basket, a sewing basket made with natural splints from the Ash tree and woven with braided sweet grass. The basket measures 9 inches in diameter and 4 inches in height. It has a patina that has turned the basket color from white splints and green sweet grass into a honey gold and it is beautiful.

    I usually go for much smaller baskets, but this one stood out to me based on the finial and weave and I bought it for less than 30 dollars. The finial/handle is a piece of wide Ash splint woven into a bow , really nice touch. I have not seen many baskets that have that type of finial, but because of that and the design I am saying this basket was made by a member of the Eastern Woodlands Mohawk tribe. I am pretty sure I am correct on this, but if anyone has an opinion as to who created this I would be grateful for the comment. I saw a couple pictures of other baskets that were very much alike in the finial and weave and were all natural with no dyed colors, that were made by Mary Adams, but I can't say it was made by her for sure. This was not made recently at all, otherwise the splints would be much whiter.

    Enjoy the pics :)


    1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      wonderful piece !
    2. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
      Thanks Manikin!
    3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving this beauty of a basket, everyone, I appreciate it :)

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