This is a beautiful, finely made vintage Northwest Coast Native American basket, presumed Salish. Constructed of tightly coiled grass and in near perfect condition, it features alternating bands of a pale blonde and a darker tan grass, with stair step-pattern details in a very dark brown. Really a lovely piece!
It measures 4 1/4" tall with a diameter of 7" across at top and 3 1/2" at base. Structurally very strong and with no visible flaws.