Myron Eells Northwest Collection
Maxey Catalog Number
A small Makah fancy basket tightly woven of fine grass. Colors are faded, but Eells noted that aniline dyes had been used to replace natural, indigenous dyes. Basket is circular; bottom is woven of bark or rush. Eells noted that the Makah fancy baskets were the best made of all the Sound Indian baskets. Cover for the basket also faded; some purple and yellow color are visible on the inside of the cover. Post-Contact.
Grass, Aniline Dyes
Number of Artifacts
Mrs. Sarah Eells
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