kaayd hllngaay skaayxan (Basket)

Physical description

Cylindrical treasure basket (a) with lid (b); lid's central, knob-like handle is also a rattle. Sides and lid: plain twined weave with overlaid twined weave "false embroidery" and divided warp to give two-tiered handle with rattle. Base: twined and wicker weave. "Backbone of fish" design in three rows going in opposite directions on basket sides and two concentric bands on lid of basket. Sides: spruce root with (varying) colored swamp grass in false embroidery. Base: cedar bark with weft strands.