cedar bark, sedge grass and bear grass
This basket is primarily constructed of wrapped twining, using checkerwork and diagonal twining for the base, and chckerwork and plain three-strand twining for the rim. The bear grass was dyed using indigenous materials. The yellow color is produced from Oregon grape root. The black color may have been derived from any one of a variety of materials: mud, charcoal, tea, balsam bark, or dogwood bark. The theme of racing boats is common on 20th century Makah trinket baskets.
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 18 (illustrated/bw) fig. 3.
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