Fishing Creel

About this object

History of use

Previously thought to be for tobacco and pipe, but the shape suggests that it is a fishing creel.

Physical description

Coiled cedar root basketry fishing creel with a lid and a leather carrying strap with a metal buckle. Undecorated simple coiled work with parallel splint base and lid construction. Woven hole in the top and on the back (for the strap). Three reinforced splints on base.