About this object

History of use

Traditionally, baskets were used for a variety of domestic purposes, but starting in the mid-19th century, most basketry goods were made as sale items to provide a source of cash income.

Cultural context

cash economy; craft market

Physical description

Part (a) Rectangular coiled basket, with bifurcated stitches at sides and coiled slat construction on bottom. Fully imbricated, gometric design of alternating rows of dark or red cherry bark 'x', on background of light yellow-brown grass. Bottom of basket has cherry bark beading around edge. Blue thread is fastened to one side. Part (b) Lid of slat foundation and fits inside basket. Cherry bark beading on lid, with black beading on rim.