About this object

History of use

Storage basket.

Physical description

Rectangular basket with gently flaring sides, an extended, rounded shoulder, and a flat lid attached to the top with cording. Simple coiled work (bifurcated stitches); parallel splint base construction; shoulder; lid slides on four corner strings; partial imbrication. Vertical striped design alternating red and black ribbons with oblique lines in bullrush. Direction of the lines change with every stripe. Design is carried on to lid. Checkerboard diamond shapes on end alternating in red/bullrush/black/bullrush and black/bullrush/red/bullrush; this design is not carried on to lid. Colour: tan.