Burden Basket

About this object

History of use

Burden basket

Iconographic meaning

The design on this basket represents mountain chains.

Physical description

Rectangular flared coiled basket (bifurcated stitches). Parallel slat base and wall construction. Upper basket is fully imbricated in grass, with two parallel stepped zig-zag designs in dark cherry bark. Dark cherry bark stitches at intervals around rim. Lower portion of basket has three short bands on all sides except one that has two, in grass and dark cherry bark, in "cluster of flies" checkerboard pattern. Rawhide loops on one side. String handles on other sides.