About this object

History of use

Burden basket


Collected by Mrs. A. C. Whitley.

Physical description

Woven coil basket with a flat, oval-shaped bottom, flaring sides and an open, rectangular top. Cedar root with imbrication in black and red cherry bark and bullrush. Coiled weave with three imbricated vertical bands of oblique lines (centremost band is red cherry and bulrush, two end bands are black cherry and bulrush) with one beaded band around bottom edge. "Half arrowhead" design. Colour: tan.