About this object

Cultural context

basketry; storage; plant technology

Iconographic meaning

This basket features animal and arrow designs.

Physical description

Coiled cylindrical basket (a) with lid (b). Simple interlocking coiled work with bifurcated stitches on sides, and parallel slat base and lid construction reinforced by stitches along edges. The lid has a braided edge and indented flange. Lid is decorated with double staggered rows of red and black cherry bark beading. Sides are imbricated with a dog-like animal figure followed by double row of vertical beaded zigzag bands (alternately red and black), all against beaded bullrush ground. Colour: natural.