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    Posted 9 years ago

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    This basket is medium sized and is about 10" tall and 10" wide. It appears to be used for storage but I am not sure. It appears to be rather old but once again I am not sure. Please help me out with any info you might know about this basket. Thanks!

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    1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 9 years ago
      Ooooo, this looks by the rim weave that it could have been made by the Chitimacha tribe. They are said to be the first to use Rivercane in weaving baskets. If this is (you should get a second opinion) then it is much more valuable than a Rivercane basket made by the Choctaw or Cherokee. It is a storage basket and it is lovely!!
    2. emersonestates, 9 years ago
      I will have to look into that. We moved to Louisiana after Alaska and this basket was most likely purchased in LA. I looked up the Chitmacha tribe and they are from around this area, so this basket could be authentic. I am going to look into a second opinion and I will keep you posted. Thanks for the tip!
    3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 9 years ago
      You are most welcome. I am 99.999% sure it is from the Chitimacha tribe, but I cannot say 100%. The value goes up ALOT if it is so I would feel better if you got a second opinion on this. By the way, I just put up pics of a Don Corbett miniature buttocks basket I got today.:)

      I wish you luck in your research, and I hope you have fun with it! I do, for
    4. NekaMire, 3 years ago
      Hi, i know this is an older post, but maybe still relevant. I'm Chitimacha, and I don't think this basket is Chitimacha, mainly because of the way the rim is finished, and because the sides of the basket are straight. Our single weave baskets have curved sides, and our hem is quite different. This actually looks more like a Coushatta river cane basket, possibly Choctaw.
    5. worthit2, 3 years ago
      Great Information..NekaMire..
    6. rivercanegirl, 1 year ago
      I know you posted this a long time ago but this is a Choctaw basket. The basket has aniline dyes (commercial dyes) and the rim appears to be Choctaw style

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