I bought it at a small auction house in Central California and they weren’t sure what it was. The darker rim and base are leather (I believe) but I don’t know what the actual basket material is. It is relatively small with a diameter of 8.25” and height of what looks to be 3.25”.It is extremely helpful to have as much information as possible to solve a mystery. To start with,
Where did you get it?
Some description about the material?
We can judge the size from your hand but dimensions are important.
Just trying to help you. Thanks for posting.
I agree! I can’t figure out which museum in Dillsboro it is. Treasure Hunter, can you provide me with a link to where you got that photo, please?Olderthebetter's example is similar in shape, but if you enlarge the pictures, the weaving style, and materials used are identical in Treasure Hunter's found photo, and the OP's. You won't find a better match, IMO. That Museum has your information, Customx.
I did a reverse image search of picture I posted to find it again and found some others too.I agree! I can’t figure out which museum in Dillsboro it is. Treasure Hunter, can you provide me with a link to where you got that photo, please?