Vintage Pacific Northwest Coast Salish Cedar Root Grass Basket w. Duck Pattern.

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A genuine vintage cedar grass basket with water fowl detail.
Coastal Salish
Pacific Northwest
e. 20th century

7.5” x 5” x 3” tall

This wonderful basket has suffered some damage. Our price reflects this compromised condition. Please examine photos.

Traditionally, the Coast Salish Indians wove a wide variety of baskets to serve many purposes, including gathering, storing, and preparing food; holding household goods; transporting objects; and protecting their infants. Gathering baskets were commonly used to gather roots, berries, shellfish and other foods. Berry baskets were sometimes soft and flexible, so the basket could be folded and stored when not in use.

This vintage Pacific Northwest Coast Salish cedar root grass basket features a unique duck or waterfowl pattern within a river motif border, handmade by Native American artisans in Canada. The condition of this basket reflects age and use, but remains a valuable addition to any collection of Native American artifacts.

The basket is made from cedar root grass, a material known for its durability and cultural significance. This particular basket is perfect for anyone interested in the Salish tribe or Native American culture in general. It is an authentic piece of history, one that will surely impress collectors and enthusiasts alike.

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