About this object

Cultural context

basketry; storage

Iconographic meaning

The large design elements on this basket are representative of intestines.

Physical description

Rounded oval coiled basket (bifurcated stitches) with attached lid. Elongated watch-spring lid construction and parallel slat base construction. Fully imbricated in grass with large double outline of 'i' shape with upper and lower bar, in dark cherry bark. Lid has black cherry bark vertical lines from center to rim. Beading on interior of basket in grass, except for lower walls and base. Inside of lid also beaded in staggered rows around center. Fibre hinge and front closure.