Storage Basket

About this object

History of use

Storage basket.

Iconographic meaning

The vertical zigzag pattern can be interpreted as snake trail or lightning. The diamond shaped designs represent stars.

Physical description

Footed rectangular basket. Simple coiled work (bifurcated stitches); parallel slat base construction; foot on one slat; partial imbrication and beading. Sides: "snake track" design (vertical zigzag) in bullrush with black on left and red on right, flanking two diamond shapes in black/bullrush/red. Ends have a single "snake track" motif. Foot is imbricated with three red stitches every sixth stitch; rim is beaded with red. Colour: tan.