Fishing Creel

About this object

History of use

Fishing creel

Physical description

Oval-shaped basket with lid. Coiled on slat foundation. Foundation has large checkerboard-like look but is plain weaving done over alternate slats. Sides are coiled and completely imbricated with yellow tule background, and red and black zigzag design. Two lid sections are connected in the middle and open inward, attached to a centre coiled zigzag-like structure which separates the two halves of the basket. The lids are plain weave over slats. Solid wood handle is wrapped with cedar and cherry bark with tule inlay.