About this object

History of use

Burden basket

Physical description

Cedar root basket with splint foundation and coiled elements of cedar rootlet. Imbrication in cat-tail, red and black-dyed cherry bark. Simple interlocking coiled work (with bifurcated stitches) parallel coiled base with watch spring coiling at periphery; overcast rim, partial imbrication. Individual unattached diamond figures (continuous pattern around sides). These are tri-colour in black/white/red and red/white/black alternating and are arranged in five staggered rows such that chevron figures are produced in total rather than simple oblique lines of similarly coloured diamonds. Colour: tan.