Berry Basket

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 square coiled basket with bifurcated stitches, and parallel slat construction at base. Large geometric zig-zag design is imbricated in light yellow-brown grass, dark and red cherry bark. One cross in zig-zag in dark cherry bark with grass center or red cherry bark and grass center. Hide handles are knotted on inside of basket.