Makah Indian Basket Miniature
Vintage Indian-made Makah Basket, handwoven by Makah basket artist Sandy Martin of Neah Bay, Washington. Handcrafted of red cedar bark and raffia with an ozette-style base, this square shaped Makah Indian Basket features traditional basketry features.
Dyed red and green raffia was used to incorporate the flower design on all four sides. Nice rim trim all around.
This handmade Makah Basket measures 4.5" square at the top and is approximately 2.5" high. No stains or odors, ready for display with your finest Native American Indian tribal basketry collection!
In the 1860's, the Makah people at Neah Bay developed a cottage industry producing trinket baskets. Through the 1930s, they wove thousands of small colorful baskets for sale. Eventually, plaited bases and rims and commercially available raffia replaced the more labor-intensive fully twined bases and twisted cedar bark.
SB564 - Vintage Makah Indian Basket Miniature