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    Description

    A Nootka Pictorial Twined Basket
    c. 1895

    cedar, natural and dyed bear grass

    Nootka basketry items are very often decorated with embroidered images of whaling scenes - not surprising given the fact that whaling is essential to the life of the Nootka, who reside on the west coast of Vancouver Island. As well, the flag appears on numerous baskets from this area - an indication of the importance this US symbol retained for the natives. The seven depictions of the American flag on this lidded basket are well executed, and are especially interesting on the circular form.

    Exhibited:
    North by Southwest, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL, 2010

    Diameter: 5 ¼ inches


    More Information: In overall excellent condition. Stitches intact. Colors on body vibrant. Colors on top with faint fading in the center. Top with light soiling. No apparent restoration.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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