Ihk'walus (Basket)

About this object

History of use

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

Cultural context

cash economy; craft market

Physical description

Coiled, rectangular basket with bundle foundation on sides and bottom, and split stitching. Design is of alternating rows of patterned beading and plain rows. Patterned beading is black and red-brown. There is one row of plain black beading around base. Rim is slightly damaged.