Super Fine Rare and Very Well Preserved Attu or Aleutian Pictorial Flower Pot Basket Circa 1910-20

$1,295 USD

Aleut. Attu or Aleutian Pictorial Basket

Date: 1910-20

Materials: split rye grasses, trade pigments and silk embroidery floss

Dimensions: 6 ½” x 5” x 4” H

Description:A extremely finely woven Aleut or Attu Flower bowl shaped basket. The intricate complex designs consist of snowflake and floral motifs, red band around the border and rows of vertical blue slashes in rows of three. This museum quality basket is in excellent condition with no splits or repairs noted.

 Aleut grass baskets are among the finest in the world of basketry. Traditional technique is tightly woven and as fine as linen. The only tool used is a sharp fingernail to continually split a blade of grass into finer and finer strips until nearly as thin a thread of linen. It is noted that it takes  three to six months to complete a basket working three to four hours a day.

Weight .50 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 5.0 × 4.0 in
Item Location

Canada

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Aleut. Attu or Aleutian Pictorial Basket

Date: 1910-20

Materials: split rye grasses, trade pigments and silk embroidery floss

Dimensions: 6 ½” x 5” x 4” H

Description:A extremely finely woven Aleut or Attu Flower bowl shaped basket. The intricate complex designs consist of snowflake and floral motifs, red band around the border and rows of vertical blue slashes in rows of three. This museum quality basket is in excellent condition with no splits or repairs noted.

 Aleut grass baskets are among the finest in the world of basketry. Traditional technique is tightly woven and as fine as linen. The only tool used is a sharp fingernail to continually split a blade of grass into finer and finer strips until nearly as thin a thread of linen. It is noted that it takes  three to six months to complete a basket working three to four hours a day.

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Weight .50 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 5.0 × 4.0 in
Item Location

Canada

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