Large Makah Lidded basket with Birds
This is an unusually large Makah basket with whale boats and whales on the body and swimming birds on the lid with a checkered rectangular panel in the center of the lid. The red bordering the checkered center has faded to a soft rose and some other colors have mellowed over time but the black and green elements in the basket are basically unchanged. Because of its size and the clarity of the figures, this basket will have a real presence in a collection. The final three images included are to show just how large this basket is to next to a more traditional size Makah Basket.
D. 8", H. 4 ¼"