Featured Interesting Antique Basket Needing Identification

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by KnutzKollect, Jun 23, 2023.


Is this Basket Native American or European or other American made?

  1. Early American Folk Art Basket

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  2. Early Nantucket?

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  1. KnutzKollect

    KnutzKollect Member

    Large Round squat Basket tightly woven and quite hard needing ID. Measures 15.5 inch Diameter and is 4 inches high. Very beautiful center Star Pattern that Bursts outward towards the top rim. Th IMG_BASKET3.jpg IMG_BASKET4.jpg IMG_BASKET2.jpg IMG_BASKET1.jpg e top rim has a dark pattern that looks to be Reeds that have been naturally dyed black before weaving the pattern. Definitely old and a very beautiful tight and hard Basket! I originally thought it might be Nantucket but was wrong. Any Help would be Highly Appreciated! Gary K
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  3. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I don't know, but it's a lovely basket......others should be along....keep checking back!!
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  5. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Beautiful basket. Looks like pine or spruce root, from Scandinavia/northern Europe.

    From Bryan Sentance: Art of the Basket, a Latvian basket of split pine root -
    Latvian basket split pine root (510x640).jpg

    From Maurice Bichard: Baskets in Europe, a Norwegian basket of spruce or pine root -
    Norwegian basket - pine or spruce root (640x584).jpg
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Lovely. And what beautiful condition.

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  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful,a knockout ! Maybe I'll drop by the local Latvian Fraternal Lodge.
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Stunning basket, Knutz.
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  9. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    An update, and revised opinion - when researching your basket I found a very similar one listed on etsy, which I purchased. I now have it in hand, and see that the material is not what I thought when looking at your photos. It appears to be a finely split vine rather than root, perhaps nito vine, which is used in the Philippines. I was fooled by the technique and design, which closely matched the northern European examples I posted. I would now lean more toward an origin in the Philippines (or somewhere nearby), although I have yet to find a well identified example that uses the same design technique - wrapping sections of the coil and varying the stitching to create a pattern. The nito baskets I have seen rely on color change to create the design while keeping the stitching pattern evenly spaced.

    This is the one I acquired:

    nito basket.jpg

    Perhaps @Taupou can shed more light on these.
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!


    how does the side view compare ????
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  11. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

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    2manybooks Well-Known Member

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