Makah Lidded Basket with woven "1918" and "Ellen"
I feel fairly certain that I know when this basket was made and for whom, because it has "1918" woven on the lid and "Elle n" woven across the body. I like to find baskets like this with names and/or dates. Just from the perspective of knowing what was being woven at a certain time and what the quality of weaving was like at that time, these baskets are interesting. They are also unusual. The basket is fairly large and nicely woven.The lid on this basket is somewhat faded. There is a tiny break on the edge of the lid and on the interior cedar panel of the basket that secures the lid.
D. 5 ⅜", H. 3"