Berry Basket

About this object

History of use

Berry basket.

Iconographic meaning

This basket features a variant of the stone hammer design. The decoration near the base represents a cluster of flies.

Physical description

Large flared rectangular coiled basket (bifurcated stitches) with skin tumpline and string ties. Parallel base construction. Upper portion of basket is fully imbricated in cat-tail grass (?), with bow tie-like design, outlined in dark cherry bark and red cherry bark with two thin parallel vertical lines in red cherry bark. Lower portion of basket has alternating vertical bands of "cluster of flies" checkerboard pattern, in cat-tail grass (?) with red cherry bark, and cat-tail grass (?) with dark cherry bark.