NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN OKLAHOMA CHEROKEE hand woven, very unusual, two tier, with pedestal base, basket bowl. Absolutely beautiful and very possibly one of a kind! This basket would be wonderful used as a center piece with fruit, sea shells, dried flowers, flower petals, soaps, wash cloths and so on! So many possibilities! Enjoy and use it for holidays, vintage weddings, special occasions and year round! The basket is woven from Oklahoma's own native, natural, buck bush (wild honeysuckle vine), While the name of the weaver has been lost through the years, she/he was very talented! I have studied this basket for several years and I believe the weaver started on the bottom center of the top bowl, then wove up and then down. Yes! I think I see the way it was woven, but cannot imagine the time and talent it took to achieve this beautiful, balanced basket.
CONDITION: Excellent!! Strong!! No broken edges or rims, just two tiny separate breaks in the body (hard to see), no unbalance, no smashing of the sides, and base is perfectly level and balanced. The buck bush has naturally aged to a pretty, mellow, yellowish tan. No stains on the interiors of the bowls. Very light handling, is not faded or brittle.
CIRCA: The original tag is included, it shows a price of $10.00, I am pretty confident that the basket is from the 1950's possibly even earlier. Living in Oklahoma I have purchased many Cherokee baskets made in the 1970's and 80's and would have loved to find this basket for $10 during that period. Without a name it is hard to be sure, however, beginning in the 1970's most Native made items were being signed including baskets.
SIZE: Height: 9", Top Bowl Diameter: 6 3/4", Large Bowl Diameter: 12", Bottom Base Diameter: 10"
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