About this object

History of use

Burden basket

Iconographic meaning

"Cluster of Flies" design.

Physical description

Roughly rectangular, tan-coloured, coiled cedar root basket with flared sides, elongated watch-spring base construction, five rawhide loops and partial imbrication. Vertical striped "cluster of flies" design in cat-tail grass and black-dyed cherry bark, alternating with lines of red cherry bark and cat-tail grass. Rim is beaded in red.