About this object

Iconographic meaning

This basket demonstrates two different versions of the ladder design.

Physical description

Part (a) Rectangular coiled basket (bifurcated stitches) with rounded shoulder and flange, and a lid, part (b). Parallel slat base construction. Fully imbricated in cat-tail grass (?), with vertical rows in dark cherry bark. On long sides, two rows have diagonal stripes between lines, between these is central design of horizontal bars crossing vertical lines, with cat-tail grass (?) stitches at every junction. Same design is on short sides. Outer rim of lid continues imbrication and design on basket. Top of rim is solid row of cat-tail grass (?). Alternating rows of beaded cat-tail grass (?) and dark cherry bark.