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

Flared cylindrical basket with foot and twisted loop work at rim. Bifurcated stitches and watch-spring construction. Imbricated geometric design of checkerboard diamonds in dark cherry bark and grass, and light red cherry bark and grass. Foot imbricated with half checkerboard diamonds in same.