Gathering Basket

Description: 

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",

Original Date: 
1975-1999
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_31748
Type: 
Format: 
Author: 
admin
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

Title: 
Gathering Basket
Contributor: 
Identifier: 
MAC_31748_COL
Author: 
admin