Nuu-chah-nulth Basketry Glass Float
Materials: Cedar bark , dyed bear glass, glass float
Dimensions:3 ½”D x 3 ½”H
Description: A finely woven Nuu-chah-nulth pictorial basket woven around an old hand blown glass fishing float. These fishing floats would originate from the Japan and would break away and wash up on the shores of Vancouver Island, where some villager found it and decided it would make a great vessel for a basket. The float depicts a canoe with three hunters and the word “ Ucluelet”on the opposite side is another canoe with a Thunderbird flying overhead . It is rare to have the place of origins woven on these type of baskets. “Ucluelet” is a small remote village located on the western side of Vancouver Island near the town of Toffino BC. This rare basket will make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection.