Gathering Basket


Rigid, bundle construction, coiled basket. Braided rim. Fully imbricatede geometric design. Buckskin loops around rim and braided cotton rope strap., height: 9 1/2"; width: 10 1/2"; depth: 9 1/4",

Cultural Narrative: 

This is a berry picking basket. This one is very well used. It looks like bear grass and wild cherry bark. It might be fern too, the black color looks like it’s fern leaf. It has a different rim and braid, it is fully imbricated. It is all natural materials. It would have taken a long time to put together. You can see a fish gill design and the pink design could be someone’s trademark, like a signature on the basket. Elaine Emerson