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Short, cylindrical basket (a) with lid (b). Rim is twined; cedar bark flange looped with cedar bark warp strands. Sides are grass wrapped twining. Cedar bark and grass base, plain twined with checker work centre. Design has geometric motif around middle of basket in purple-blue, yellow and purple. Seven concentric bands at bottom in purple, yellow, and red-purple. The lid is wrapped twined grass with geometric design of sunburst circle at centre in dark purple, green, orange and purple. Geometric motif between centre design and edge, in blue, purple, yellow, and red-purple. Rim has seven concentric bands of blue, purple, yellow, red-purple, and purple-blue.

History Of Use

Traditionally, baskets were used for a variety of domestic purposes, but starting in the mid-19th century, most baskets were made as sale items to provide a source of cash income.

Cultural Context

cash economy; craft market

Item History

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