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

Rectangular flared coiled basket with (bifurcated stitiches) and elongated watch-spring construction. Imbricated geometric design of connected diamonds with vertical bands through them except for on each side. Diamonds in dark cherry bark, grass, and red cherry bark. Vertical bands in red cherry bark, grass, dark cherry bark, grass, dark cherry bark, grass and red cherry bark.