Burden Basket

About this object

History of use

Burden basket

Iconographic meaning

This basket features the cluster of flies pattern.

Physical description

Roughly rectangular, tan-coloured basket with flaring sides and the remnants of scalloped loopwork along the upper rim. Coiled cedar root basket with parallel splint base construction, single strand loopwork rim and partial imbrication. Geometric motifs alternating in black/bulrush and red/bulrush: four horizontal and four vertical rows in phase with each other.