About this object

History of use

Baskets are used for carrying and storage of a wide variety of goods. They are also used for cooking. Women and girls make and use baskets, and it is a valuable asset to be able to make quality ones. Family wealth was partially correlated to the number and quality of baskets possessed.

Cultural context


Physical description

Coiled basket with imbrication in a zigzag design of black, yellow, and red, repeating. Bottom edge is black imbrication. The coils increase in size from the bottom. Top edge is tightly braided.
There is a red stain on inside bottom and sides near bottom.