Gathering Basket

Description: 

Folded, one piece, cedar bark basket, sewn at sides with bark strip. Base indented. Twig lashed to rim with cedar strip. Twig ends lashed with cord. Two buckskin loops on one side. Cedar strip tied around basket, six inches from top. Strip of textile tied onto rim as handle. There is a cord loop midway between the top and bottom.,length: 21"; Width at Top: 8"

Original Date: 
1865-1915
Language: 
English
Rights: 
Copyright for permission to reproduce Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture/Eastern Washington State Historical Society Spokane, Washington
Source: 
AI Collection
Publisher: 
EWSHS/MAC
Identifier: 
MAC_4080
Type: 
Format: 
Author: 
admin
Cultural Narrative: 

This one is stitched together with the cedar not string.  Philomena Nome

They would go down by the river and get the roots off of the trees right by the water. These were the best for making the baskets, that way they were waterproof and a tighter weave. Caryldene Swan

Title: 
Gathering Basket
Identifier: 
MAC_4080_CDA
Author: 
admin