About this object

History of use

Storage basket.

Physical description

Part (a) Rectangular coiled storage basket (bifurcated stitches) with lid, part (b). Parallel base construction and elongated watch-spring coiled lid construction. Fully imbricated with cat-tail grass (?) and vertical zig-zag rows alternating in red and dark cherry bark. Two coil handles over rawhide on each short side. Basket has inner and outer rim. Row of solid cherry bark imbrication at outer rim and at base. Lid also fully imbricated with cat-tail grass(?) and has two continuous horizontal zig-zag rows of dark cherry bark near rim and red cherry bark above. Rectangular outlines in dark cherry bark around center, with red cherry bark filled in. Coil handle is missing at center.