Handmade North West Coast Nootka Style Basket
This delightful Nootka Style Basket will make an ideal addition to your collection! The basket maker used Beargrass to make the basket. He added colorful designs in Green, Orange and Indigo. This Basket comes complete with a lid that has a woven handle.
Nootka baskets are highly valued for their craftsmanship and intricate designs. Basket makers use cedar bark, spruce root, or bear grass to make them. The crafters gather the raw materials, strip the bark or roots into thin strips, and then weave them together. They use natural dyes derived from plants, such as alder bark, yellow cedar, or blackberry root to create colorful designs.
This Basket stands 3.5″ tall with the lid on and 3.5″ in diameter on the bottom. You will see a few small breaks in the splints. The color has faded on the outside, but you can see the original bright colors inside. Structurally, this Basket is in very good condition. One of a Kind!
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