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

Rectangular basket (a) with a flat lid (b) and two hide thong handles. Coiled construction with bundle foundation and split stitches. Sides are completely imbricated with light yellow-brown grass with a deep v design in red and black cherry bark. Coiled rectangular lid fits inside basket and has a slat foundation and split stitches. Horizontal rows of light yellow-brown beading on top of lid. Rim of lid has light yellow-brown and light red-brown beading. Bottom has slat foundation.