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emersonestates's loves6 of 16Carved Indian ChiefThis is an Attu basket. It is a finely woven(by my people, Aleuts) its even water-proof. My tribes history goes back 9000 yrs
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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Woven cup, Need help identifing.
    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Purchased from an elderly man from Oklahoma Panhandle.
    He had a lot of American Indian items for sale.
    I couldn't find anything like it on the internet or Ebay

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    1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 9 years ago
      For things like this, your best bet is to try Len Woods Indian Territory. They do free appraisals (I think it is 5 in total for the free ones) and they also do more intricate appraisals for a fee. If you contact them, put as much info about the item as possible and send pics that are include close up so they can see the weave. I thought it might be Alaskan Tsimshian but I cannot be sure. I do know that value is affected when there is damage (split in the weave, around the rim). Len Woods has helped me in the past. Good luck!
    2. Knifeguy, 9 years ago
      Spruce root Nootka, Tsimshian, Tlingit from oregon up to Alaska. A tourist piece and very damaged so of limited value. Here's a link showing close ups of the different types of twining.


    3. Knifeguy, 9 years ago
      Search Ebay for Nootka or Tlingit baskets, there's usually a few for sale.
    4. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 9 years ago
      Knifeguy is correct. I have gotten Tlingit, Tsimshian, Makah and Nootka all from Ebay. And I got them for much less than they are worth too. It is a good place but you do have to be careful. Alot of what is described as Native American basketry is really not.

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