Featured Basket not sure if native american, pakistani, or african

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by Mom23, Feb 20, 2023.

  1. Mom23

    Mom23 Member

    I bought this at the salvation army, I have no idea how to id baskets. I tried going online but not much concrete info was given that I could see.
    It is extremely tightly woven there are no broken parts. Its about 15" diameter- so pretty large. The distinctive thing is the herringbone stitch at the edges.

    Anyone know what this is?

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  2. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    That looks legit to me. I think you've got a great find. But let's wait for the experts to chime in.
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  3. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Just posting your close-up!!

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  5. Mom23

    Mom23 Member

    Oh wow! I am so happy. I lived near the Pima reservation in Arizona for a long time.
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  6. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Congrats,amazing find ! Don't forget to contribute this Christmas,when you hear that little bell ringing.One of the big NA finds of the year so far.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2023
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice basket
    nice size
    the double twist puts it in the circa 1900 age....give or take 10 years...
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Beautiful basket! Is the central design a turtle? (important symbol)
  9. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thanks for pointing out this detail, AJ. :)
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  10. Mom23

    Mom23 Member

    If it IS a turtle, I will be even more overjoyed!
    Thank you for all the replies... stunned.
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  11. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    I need to take AJ with me hunting Indian artifacts in our creek. Her eyes miss nothing!
  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Would love to join you.:)
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  13. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Any time. Lots of beds to put you up. Just has to be dry in the creek. Mostly I find fossils.
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  14. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Thanks for asking about the basket, @Mom23 -- And welcome to Antiquers!
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  15. Mom23

    Mom23 Member

    Thank you Figtree3! Happy to be here.
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