This handmade mini-basket is an exceptional unique find that was made in the 1930 era. It is in excellent like new condition because it has been stored away from light and air for many decades. The basket is actually very perfect!
The ash splints are very small and the weaving is a very intricate, tightly woven design adorned with porcupine quill weaving techniques on the lid and the base. The lid is also decorated with a few old colorful glass beads.
Based on the Appalachian region where I found this basket about 4 decades ago, I do believe it is of Cherokee origin.
The basket is square and measures 4” wide x 2 ½” tall. The entire basket is pristine clean as well. If you are a serious basket addict like me, under very serious close inspection, you might be able to detect a couple of small spots of light fading on the bottom. There are no broken or repaired canes.