Basketry Mat

About this object

History of use

Small coiled cedar root mats, like this one, are often beginner's projects. They are also made for sale, and personal use.

Cultural context

basketry; economic activity; domestic

Physical description

Small, rectangular shaped, cedar root coiled mat with simple interlocking coil work (with bifurcated stitches), parallel and watch-spring construction and loop work border. Partial imbrication; tri-colour (red/white/black) wave designs lengthwise with tri-colour chevrons on sides. Colours: red, black, tan.