Early Native American Round Splint Basket

What makes this antique hand-woven lidded splint basket so nice is its graceful, almost sculptural form — slightly tapered at the top to fit snugly under the lid. I also like the paint — blue-green uprights on the basket and a rich mushroom color on the lid. The basket is probably from a North East woodlands tribe, possibly Mohawk. A late 1800s piece, it measures 7-1/2” tall and 11-1/2” in diameter. Very good condition with modest wear. From the collection of Charlean Jackson of Austin, Texas.

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$465

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