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The Makah Tribe lives near Cape Flattery at the Northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. With no tradition of ceramic crafts, they used basketry for needs such as cooking, gathering and holding water.

The Makah often used bear grass twined over cedar bark warp using a kind of rare wrapped twining method. However as materials became more available, they began to replace bear grass with raffia.

A Makah very highly decorated pictorial basket
Item#: 6073
A Makah very highly decorated pictorial basket
Woven with approximately twenty-five colorful figures of birds and animals from land, air and sea, including fishermen in a boat, encircling the entire basket.
Price on Request
A Makah basketry covered bottle
Item#: 1580
A Makah basketry covered bottle
Circa: 1910
Height: 10in
Price on Request
A large Makah basket
Item#: 35179
A large Makah basket
Illustrated with eagles, whales, butterflies, boats and birds.
Circa: 1925
Length: 12in
Width: 8in
Height: 8in
Price on Request

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