Storage Basket


Oval, cedar bundle construction, coiled basket. Lobelled rim. Curved sides flare from narrower base. Fully imbricated, geometric designs mostly worn away., width: 12"; depth: 9"; height: 13 1/2",

Cultural Narrative: 

This basket is a fish trap design with a coiled topknot. It could be a salmon gill, the design is a bit more complicated, but lets just call it a fish trap. The design is on the bottom too but it is faded. You can tell the basket was well used, even pushed up against something...for storage. I would call it a storage basket. They may have used it for that after the loops started breaking off. You can see a lot of debris in the basket. It did have loops too but it looks like somebody knotted them and cut ‘em off. Vivian Adams