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.

Cultural context

cash economy; craft market

Physical description

Rectangular coiled basket with a foot and split stitching over slat foundation. Vertical imbricated design on each side in light yellow-brown and light red-brown. Beading on the rim, the foot, and the body. Loopwork around the rim of the basket. Bottom has parallel coils.