Basket

Physical description

Tall narrow coiled basket (bifurcated stitches) with attached flanged lid. Parallel splint base and lid construction. Rawhide hinges, front closure, and string handle. Fully imbricated in cat-tail grass, with same dark cherry bark geometric design front and back. At front on one corner is a vertical row of connected and alternating red and dark cherry bark triangles. On each short side is same vertical row of dark cherry bark triangles that connect at corners to form a three pattern. At front rim are tiered stitches at intervals, alternating between red and black cherry bark. at sides and back there are only two stitches. Lid has design of three dark cherry bark diamonds, with red cherry bark lines on each side. Repeated shape, alternating between red and dark cherry bark, along rim.