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Five tightly woven burden baskets, of different sizes, with undulating rims woven with holes, and decorated with dark brown, red, yellow and cream imbricated designs. A) Medium sized with three V-shaped lined designs that have pale central section. B) Medium sized basket with three V- shaped designs descending from rim, with light central section, edged by reddish brown line, yellow line and bordered with dark brown stepped edge.C) Small sized basket with single and double diamond pattern descending from rim. Diamonds are alternately red and black with checkered appearance, the background is cream. D) Medium sized basket with banded V-shaped designs in yellow and dark brown, interspaced by elliptical designs edged with dark brown, yellow inside with a red centre. E) Large burden basket with joined V-shaped stripped design edged with red and dark brown stepped design. In the centre of the downward pointing V' s are small stripped yellow and black triangles. In the centre of the upward pointing V' s are dark brown, yellow and red diamonds. The overall background imbrication is cream, while the stripes are yellow. There are no leather thongs present on any of the baskets, which would have been used for carrying .; Good


The catalogue card states the baskets were made by Klickitat Indian woven of cedar roots and squa grass. The Klickitat Indians come from the interior of Washington State. A small old label for E 1898.40 B was found wrapped with basket 1924.688 B, it has been placed with its original basket. (G.Crowther). The original European tribal names and, where possible, current tribal names have both been given in separate GLT fields.; The catalogue card states the baskets were used for carrying huckleberries from the mountains. Exhibited: E) Old anthropological displays at CUMAA, case 36, dismantled 22081986.; Collected in ?- - 1895; ?- - 1896; ?- - 1897; ?- - 1898

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