About this object

History of use

Traditionally, baskets were used for a variety of domestic purposes, but starting in the mid-19th century, most basketry goods were made as sale items to provide a source of cash income.

Cultural context

cash economy; craft market

Physical description

Part (a) Coiled, round basket (with bifurcated stitiches) with fitted lid (b). Watch-spring construction. Fully imbricated with light yellow-brown grass. Design of rows of large arrows in black and red cherry bark. Lid is watch-spring coiled with small hide loop handle. Completely imbricated with grass and design of five rows of dark and red cherry bark.