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Rectangular coiled basket of cedar root with cedar slat foundation and sides. Raised foot runs flush with sides. Single semi-circular wrapped handle across centre splits in two on both sides and loops through loops at plain rim. Beaded decoration on outer surface includes three bands of three rows of green dyed grass covering one coiled row, in a stepped design of over two and under one. These bands are spaced below the rim, and have two plain coiled rows between second and third bands. Foot has pink dyed grass band as wide as coiling, in a pattern of over one, under one, over one, under one, over three, under one, over one, and under one in evenly spaced segments with plain coiling intervening.

History Of Use

A gradual change is seen in Salish basketry traditions from the 1820's to the 1940's with the decline of utilitarian basket making and the increase in decorated baskets, made for sale.

Cultural Context

made for sale

Item History

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