Native American? Butterfly Basket

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  1. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    Hoping to identify this lovely butterfly basket. Measures about 10 inches tall. Purchased at a local auction which featured lots of Native American items. I know that doesn't guarantee anything but certainly hoping it is!

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  2. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

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  3. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    That was my thought, too, based on the style and shape. My only reservation is that the stitches are wider than other Wounaan/Embera work I have seen.
     
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  4. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    I agree. That may not be it.
     
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I don't see hopi or panamint , or Papago....... non native with that glossy fibre !!!
     
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  6. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Now that I can see it on my computer (rather than my phone) I think it is most probably Wounaan/Embera. The shiny material looks right.

    Can you get a photo of at least part of the interior?
     
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  7. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    as requested :)

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  8. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Yes, that looks right for Wounaan/Embera. The weavers focus on the outside of the basket, and are less concerned with a neat appearance on the interior. This is in contrast to most California and SW coiled baskets, where the weavers usually create neat stitches on both surfaces.
     
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  9. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    2manybooks for the remainder of the day, you will be my favorite person. THANKS!
     
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