Root Gathering Bag

Description: 

Round, twined, cyllindrical bag. Hemp and cotton weft at top and base, balance cornhusk. Human "Skeleton Man" design with animal figures. Top edged with buckskin., height: 6 1/2"; Diameter: 4 1/4"; circumference: 13"

Original Date: 
1900-1925
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_10605
Type: 
Format: 
Author: 
admin
Cultural Narrative: 

This is a skeleton man design. It looks like the man and the woman both on this one. Valerie Switzler

The man would walk along way to get the deer that is why he was so skinny. Maxine Switzler

The man was a slender guy, you can tell. This one looks like natural dye, it is not faded at all. Arlita Rhoan

Traditional Knowledge: 

Title: 
Wasco Man Basket
Traditional Knowledge Labels: 
Identifier: 
MAC_10605_WS
Author: 
admin