About this object

History of use

Burden basket

Iconographic meaning

This basket features the cluster of flies design.

Physical description

Flared rectangular coiled basket (bifurcated stitches) with parallel slat base construction. Imbricated with same vertical rows on three sides, in "cluster of flies" checkerboard pattern in cat-tail grass (?), red and dark cherry bark. Back side has narrower version in width of two stitches. Remains of dark cherry bark beading along rim. String loops through two corners on one long side. Rawhide front thong.