Very fine Hupa or Yurok basketry cap, in rows and bands of varied colors, tightly woven, in very good condition, early 20th century.
Measures 7 3/4" x 7", the opening is roughly 6 7/8" 5 5/8". Note that the cap is slightly oblong, and the measurements are how it sits, could measure otherwise if opening stretched a bit.
The basket has 11 rows of design, aside from the center area, and is comprised of colors of beige, tan, and dark brown. Traditionally these baskets are woven with willow, bear grass, pine root and ferns.
Two of the bands are multi color, and the one at the top shows a variety of weaving, some with simple vertical bands, the other with a checkerboard motif.
Condition is good, it is dry and should be handled with care. Very little loss to surface, no breaks, stains or losses. One section (last photo) shows where the bands are slightly off and do not match perfectly. Sold as is.
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