pikuʔu (Basket)

Physical description

Short, cylindrical basket (a) with a flat, fitted lid (b). Sides of basket are decorated with four pairs of three-man canoes in alternating red and black; lid features a circular, geometric design in black, purple and yellow. The base consists of plaiting with some coarse woven twining. The sides have wrapped twined weaving. Lid is held in place by a cedar flange attached around the upper rim of the basket.