About this object

History of use

Baskets were used for carrying and storing a wide variety of materials. These include, water, stones, firewood, roots, fruits, seeds, textile materials, fish and game. They were also used for cooking. Women and girls made and used these baskets. Family wealth was partially correlated to the number and quality of baskets in their possession. The ability to produce high quality baskets was a valuable asset for a woman.


An old tag with the basket said "Lower Thompson Basket..."

Physical description

Coiled basket with bifurcated stitches. Imbricated pattern of vertical wavey stripes of red cherry bark and grass.