Inuit Art Online Auction

June 02, 2016

LOT 317

Lot 317

Makah [or Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nootka)]

Makah [or Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nootka)]
Lot 317 Details
Makah [or Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nootka)]


bear grass, cedar bark
2.5" x 5.25" x 3.75" — 6.4 x 13.3 x 9.5 cm.

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $330
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


From the Estate of Diane Anderson.
Diane was an avid collector of native arts and crafts for over 35 years. Originally from Vancouver Island, Diane resided in Toronto where she worked as a professional document examiner for many years. Diane’s collection grew to over 50 pieces, which were carefully selected over the years. A portion of Diane’s collection, which included a rare Chilkat Blanket, was donated to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia following her passing in 2014.


Ralph T. Coe, Lost and Found Traditions: Native American Art, 1965-1985, p. 255, cat. no. 349


Both the lid and walls of the basket are decorated with birds and whaling scenes, which recall “the whaling days of the Makah, the only Northwest Tribe that actively hunted whales.”


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 317

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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