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

Rectangular coiled basket with handles and a lid. The lid is attached to the basket with hide hinges and fastener and has a small handle. The basket is constructed in a bundle foundation with split stitching and a geometric design: a v design is imbricated on the lid and a zigzag design is imbricated on the sides with light yellow-brown grass and light and dark red-brown cherry bark. The lid has a small handle, bottom is elongated watch-spring coil.