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. Apparently this style of foot originated about 1800, and was developed to protect basket bottoms from wear.

Cultural context

cash economy; craft market

Physical description

Rectangular, coiled basket with foot and split stitching over slat foundation. Partial loop work on the rim. Bottom has parallel coils and slat foundation. Black beading on the rim and light red-brown beading on the foot. Eight groups of imbricated vertical stripes on the body of the basket in light yellow-brown, light red-brown, and black. The long sides have a central thin red-brown stripe with a wide black stripe that has light yellow-brown rectangles within at either side. The short sides have a thick red-brown stripe.