Offered here is a fine example of a 19th Century Maine, Native American, probably Penobscot or Mi’kmaq, Splint Curls Basket with a wonderful deep color and patina only acquired with age. The two-handled basket is nicely shaped with a round top measuring 11 ¾ inches in diameter and a square arched bottom measuring 7 ¼ inches square by 10 inches point to point. The basket is 5 inches deep and is covered in Splint Curls on all sides, typical of these Maine Natives. Aside from two hardly noticeable breaks in the curls the basket is in otherwise excellent sound condition. I’m always amazed by the art of how the American Indians could create such a utilitarian piece while creating such beauty. I’ve not found another quite as impressive. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.
19th Century Maine Native American Splint Curls Basket