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

Round coiled basket (with bifurcated stitches) with loop work around rim. Watch-spring construction. Fully imbricated with light yellow-brown grass. Animal designs, three black and four4 red.