About this object

History of use

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

Cultural context

cash economy; craft market

Physical description

Rectangular, coiled basket with foot; slat foundation and split stitches. The basket is lined with yellow dotted Swiss cotton. Twelve diamonds are imbricated on the sides in black, red-brown, and light yellow-brown. Black beading around foot and red-brown around rim. Closely twisted loop work around rim. Attached loops include one double cotton cloth, two single cotton cloth and one covered in cedar.