Gene Quintana Fine Arts

Makah

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.
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Group of seven very fine Makah/Nootka covered baskets
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Item#: 2080
The Designs on the sides and covers are motifs of the Northwest region. Birds, whales, whalers in fishing boats and colorful stripes adorn these baskets. Provenance: The Schwabacher Collection, San Francisco. Sizes: 2in to 4 1/4in diameters. The smallest basket was made by Frances Williams who died in 1996.
Category:
Indian Baskets - Makah
A Makah basketry covered bottle
Item#: 1580
Circa: 1910 Height: 10in
Category:
Indian Baskets - Makah
A large Makah basket
Item#: 35179
Illustrated with eagles, whales, butterflies, boats and birds. Circa: 1925 Length: 12in Width: 8in Height: 8in
Category:
Indian Baskets - Makah
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