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Miscellaneous, Burden Basket, Klickitat, Denim Wrapped, Vintage, '1800s, 217

$475.00
Color: as sample
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This antique Klickitat basket holds so much history. 

Dating back to the late 1800s, this is a very old, worn-out hard-sided traditional woven basket. Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest region commonly hand wove this style of slope-sided baskets from all-natural ingredients (sometimes grasses or red cedar), primarily for the sake of gathering berries and fruits. (Note: They came to be commonly referred to as Klickitat baskets, though baskets of this style were made by various tribes in the region.) This particular basket clearly got a lot of use for that purpose, and as it started to wear down, it was reinforced on the outside with old denim jeans and a diaper pin so that it could still be used -- a great example of Native American resourcefulness. If you are as endlessly fascinated with the culture and history of native peoples, the authenticity of this item is just awe-inspiring.

  • affiliation: Klickitat
  • materials: hand coiled natural grass, vintage denim jeans, diaper pin, cloth
  • dimensions: 10 1/2" x 11"
  • weight: 2.05
  • display vintage condition
  • heavy wear from ethnographic use
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