Basketry Tray

About this object

Cultural context

basketry; storage; plant technology

Iconographic meaning

This basket features a design which is similar to the one known as flying geese. This basket also features the cluster of flies pattern.

Physical description

Coiled work tray with handles. Simple interlocking coiled work with parallel slat base with two rows of watch-spring construction at the edge. Wide slat for the side with an extra row separating into handles. Braided edge under the handle and partial imbrication. Inside of the tray is decorated with six geometric figures, two large diamond figures in red and black with a smaller black diamond figure. Exterior of basket has a series of diamond figures and wide beading.