Burden Basket

About this object

History of use

Burden basket

Physical description

Rectangular flared coiled basket (bifurcated stitches) with parallel slat base construction. Skin loop and tie on one side, two loops and long tie on other side. Upper half of basket is beaded on three sides with staggered rows of cat-tail grass (?), wtih black cherry bark rows. Lower half of basket has "m" shaped pattern in red and black cherry bark with cat-tail grass on three sides. Fourth side has single rows of cat-tail grass (?) divided by three vertical bands in dark and red cherry bark and cat-tail grass. Rim is imbricated in cat-tail grass (?), with intervals of double stitch red or dark cherry bark.