About this object

History of use

Storage basket.

Physical description

Oval coiled basket (bifurcated stitches) with attached lid. Parallel slat base and lid construction, rawhide ties and hinges, bound cotton handle. Fully imbricated in cat-tail grass (?), with design of geometric wave pattern, alternating in rows of red and dark cherry bark. Rim of lid is imbricated in two rows of cat-tail grass with intervals of cherry bark stitches, forming a pyramid. Parallel rows of beaded cat-tail grass (?) over surface of lid.