Description

    Skokomish Twined Storage Basket
    Circa 1910
    Height 13 3/4 in. Diameter 17 in.

    This large storage basket is a classic example of the technical and artistic features common to Skokomish baskets. They preferred plain twinning and large cylindrical forms. The layout usually followed a pattern of vertical geometric design zones and a narrow rim band. This example has a complex design of paired rectangles within rectangles. These vertically stacked elements have been described as "boxes" or "fishnets" by the weavers. Small quadrupeds circle the rim. "The downward-angled tails indicate wolves in the Skokomish and other Salish traditions."

    Provenance
    Sandra Horn, Mill Valley, California.

    Reference
    Vincent, Brydon, and Coe (Eds.), Art of the North American Indian: The Thaw Collection, New York State Historical Association, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, 2000, p. 312.



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    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
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