A very fine stunning rare form early masterpiece of Northern Californian basketry originating from either the Hupa, Yurok or Karok Indian tribes and dating from the very early 1900’s. This very fine hand woven basket is very finely woven from split willow shoots, hazel shoots ,bear grass and maiden hair fern to produce the stunning intricate designs that surround the periphery . The design features some rare and striking patterns consisting of alternating quail feather patterns along a central band. I really like the design is carried through to the bottom of the basket with a pin wheel star pattern. Perfect balance between positive and negative elements resulting in a true masterpiece. The basket makers skill is clearly evident in the perfect form, fineness of the weave and pattern balance .