Trio of lidded baskets

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  1. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    I rarely look on the basket shelf at this particular thrift but as I walked by I saw these three peeking out of a larger basket and they caught my eye - where are these from? I'm guessing they are native american - but that is from my naive standpoint. Thanks for taking a look!

    Basket 1: (basket's 2 and 3 I'll post each in their own comment)
    This is the smallest one at 3.5" high with the lid on. About 4" in diameter at the widest point.


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  2. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    The next one is oblong at about 5.25" long and about 3" wide. About the same height as the first one at 3.5" high:

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  3. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    And the last one is the biggest 5.5" in diameter at the widest point, and about 5" high.

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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I got nuthin......cept they're not that old..
     
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  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Yeah they don't seem all that old to me - I figure younger than 40 years - maybe much younger but what do I know. They looked and felt well made enough to snatch up for cheap.
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Nice....but 4 me , well made is something much different.....

    I may be becoming a basket snob !! :jawdrop::jawdrop::woot:
     
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  7. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    You may be becoming a b̶a̶s̶k̶e̶t̶ ̶s̶n̶o̶b̶ basket connoisseur.
     
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    My brother recently brought some of those home from his travels. South America for sure. Panama maybe? Those @ above will know.

    Debora
     
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  10. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I believe they are a type of basket called a hösig di, made by the Wounaan and Embera Indians of eastern Panama and northern Colombia. According to Darien Rainforest Basketry: Baskets of the Wounaan and Embera Indians from the Darien Rainforest of Panama, by Margo M. Callaghan, these little baskets are made of chunga, a fiber from the black palm tree. Traditionally they were used to keep small valuables, and were usually undecorated, just the plain light color of the chunga. Beginning in the 1980s, however, various people began to encourage the Wounaan and Embera to make baskets for sale, and they have become very skilled at producing much larger and highly decorated baskets that command significant prices.
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  11. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thanks 2many!
     
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  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, I thought my brother said Panama.

    Debora
     
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  13. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    So maybe these pre-date 1980's decorative trend as mentioned, or maybe they're newer but just more utilitarian. They are extremely tightly woven and sturdy. Either way - great to know where they are from! Thanks again @2manybooks
     
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  14. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Thank @Debora too, she jogged the old memory.
     
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  15. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Yes, thank you Debora, and thanks to your brother too :)
     
  16. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    If you knew my brother...

    Debora
     
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