Basketry Tray

About this object

Iconographic meaning

The central motif represents a maple leaf, and the other designs represent arrowheads.

Physical description

Circular coiled cedar root basketry tray. Inside of tray is totally imbricated and has a red maple leaf in the center of black 'arrow head' shapes. The exterior surface of the sides are imbricated and beaded with red cherry bark and cat-tail grass. Simple coiled work (bifurcated stitches), and watch-spring base construction. Two slats form the sides. The handles are coiled. Colour: tan.