Gathering Basket


Oval, bundle construction, coiled basket. Braided, lobelled rim. Strsight sides flare from narrow base. Fully imbricated geometric and human figures with lettering. Buckskin loops near top., height: 6 1/2"; Width at Top: 6", William Manning organized his collection by categories listing this basket in the category: Hard Weave Baskets and as a "Yakima Basket." Woven embellishments like the initials, date, and human figures identify this basket as reservation-made and it's shape strongly suggest the makers were Yakama or Klickitat. Source: Accession record 1, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and 1987 worksheet updates by Lynn Harrison.