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    Posted 12 months ago

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    Found this Indian basket at a yard sale. Paid $1.00 for it. It looks old and of Indian design. It measures 12 inches across. The back (see first photo) is a little rough and shows where material was knotted. It is a tight weave. It appears to be an over, under weave. Is in good condition but looks old. Any idea of tribe association or value?

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    1. shoebutton1, 12 months ago
      Mistake in my photos. The back side of the basket is photo no. 2.
    2. CanyonRoad, 12 months ago
      Also a mistake in your identification. This is not an Indian basket. It is African, made by the Hausa, of Nigeria. (Also one of the most-commonly misidentified as Native American Indian, if it is any consolation.)

      They have been imported to the U.S. market for years (30 -40, maybe more). They are still being made, and found at most flea markets and shops dealing with African crafts, usually priced in the $10 or under range.

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