Antique - Native American Pawnee or Other Plains Tribe 17" Diam x 5 1/4" Deep Coiled Gathering Basket - FINE. Undecorated no tribal zigzags or stripes, etc. Gathering basket - antique, approximately 100 years old. We estimate the basket was made in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The weave is a clockwise spiral, unusual for Plains Indians - the Pawnee were known to weave their baskets in a clockwise spiral.A tar-like substance, hard not sticky, circles the bottom. The prior owner's tag. When we bought the basket shows handwritten description, including: "Hard-Bundle - single stick closely woven - dark brown".
Appropriate for decorative rather than practical use due to its age - perhaps best as a wall hanging. The basket measures approximately 17" in diameter and 5 1/4" deep.Estimated package weight is 4-5 lbs. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1800-1934\Baskets". The seller is "egostarlynx" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.