ts'la (Basket)

About this object

Narrative

The collector listed this basket as being from Bella Coola, however it was clearly made by a Nuu-chah-nulth basket maker. It is unknown if the collection place was listed incorrectly, or if the basket had been traded from Vancouver Island to Bella Coola.

Physical description

Small, oval-shaped basket with a flat, fitted lid (b). Along base of basket and along side of lid is a band of purple/pink/purple. Central band on basket is a line of zigzag in purple flanked by purple lines. In center of lid is a pink oval bordered by purple. Base has a plaited origin and plain twining over wide warp strands. Sides are twisted twined work.