CALIFORNIA KARUK OR YUROK BASKET MAKING tribes weave some of the finest baskets in the world. This beautiful woven traditional center with open wicker weaving surrounding it is a design that the tribes from the Klamath River area have been know to make since World War II.b Called by most "a wall hanging basket" or "wall plaque", it makes sense because most of their creations were large bowls, hats, etc. The native materials used to weave this "wall hanging basket" are: willow root (buff), bear grass (ivory), woodwardia fern stem dyed with alder bark (rust), maidenhair fern stem (black), and willow shoots (foundation). I am showing two tribal affiliations for the basket, I am honestly not sure which is the correct affiliation, however, it is from the Klamath River area.
CONDITION: Very close to perfect! Very light fading, a few broken outer wicker woven pieces. No obvious breaks, crushes, chews, just ready to enter your collection!
DIAMETER: 12 3/4" DEPTH: 1 1/2" (There is slight bowl shape to the center, but the appearance is flat.)
BOOKS: Two are included with this beautiful basket. Both are paperback and in good, but read condition. The first is a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" and is titled: KARUK THE UPRIVER PEOPLE. The second is larger 8" by 11" and is titled: THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER, A GUIDE TO THE INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA, THEIR LOCALES AND HISTORIC SITES.
ALSO INCLUDED is a black plate stand so once you receive your basket you are ready to display it!
Absolutely no bad odors in the basket or books. We pack our baskets carefully, buy with confidence, we will do our best to protect it and get it safely to you. Thank you for your interest, please feel free to ask any questions!
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