Intricate antique medium-sized coiled Western Washington COWLITZ SOUTHERN COAST SALISH Native American fully-imbricated western red cedar berry basket with a polychrome repeating vee design known as the "salmon gill" pattern encircling the basketry body, accented with isolated "hands or fingers" motifs. Imbrication executed in cedar bark, mud-dyed cedar bark, yellow-dyed beargrass, and white beargrass. Oval start decorated with white beargrass "beading," with flaring walls and circular opening, with below-rim Cowlitz-style top loops accented with polychrome twisted "barberpole." Circa 1900.
Antique Cowlitz Southern Coast Salish Fully-Imbricated Coiled Berry Basket
Basket is overall in excellent condition. Measures 5-1/4" x 7-3/4."
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