qic’maqał qic‘aałčiʔał (Basketry Pattern)

About this object

History of use

For patterns used in Nuu-chah-nulth basketry.


Collection of basket making materials (1413/1-26), sold to M. Davis by Dora Frank's son; then Davis sold the collection to MOA.

Cultural context


Physical description

Embroidered patterns on cloth. Rectangular piece of white cloth (missing one upper corner) covered with multicoloured, tightly cross-stitched figures. Imagery includes: Union Jacks, various birds, flowers, rabbits, a whale, and two serpent-like heads.