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    THREE NORTHWEST COAST TWINED BASKETS
    c. 1890

    including two Tlingit examples, each composed of spruce root and dyed bear grass, the polychrome example, decorated with green pigment in the basin and a band of red pigment at the mid-section, overlaid by false embroidered crosses alternating with I-shaped elements, with old tag, inscribed An early Tlingit featuring the "Tail of the Raven" design. Note use of analine (sic) dye, 1880 - 1890 period; the other with openwork weave enclosed by meander bands of false embroidery; and a Haida example, decorated with three horizontal bands and a twill-woven pattern encircling beneath the rim

    Diameters: ranging from 5 to 6 ½ inches


    Condition Report*: Each in overall excellent condition.  No breaks or tears.  The polychrome example with approx. one stitch on the rim with loss and faint water (?) stains near the base.  No apparent restoration.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    10th Friday
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