Nlhaxtsten (Basketry Tray)

About this object


These basket makers were students in a class on basket making taught by Margaret Lester at the Pemberton Museum in 1989. According to Diane Billy, the five of them lived together in an old house for the duration of the course and learned basket making Monday - Friday from nine to four between the months of May and October. Several of the baskets in the Fouberg donation came from this class. The Foubergs were involved with programming at the Pemberton Museum.

Physical description

Small narrow, oblong tray with loopwork edging. Parallel wood slat foundation and walls, five slats wide and two high. Decorated with canary grass and cherry bark. Red cherry bark on the top row, and black dyed cherry bark on the bottom row. Makers' names and date written in blue ink on the bottom of the tray.