Basket Item Number: Nb643 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Originally round, plaited basket with wrapped, twined, and twisted detail at the rim. Plain plaited bottom in larger elements than the sides. Row of twining at the juncture of the bottom and the sides. Base elements are split in two to form warps for the sides. Sides have double horizontal rows of checker work in alternating red-brown and dark brown with three plain rows between. At the top, there is a row of dark brown twining, then open work where each warp is split in two and twisted, then four rows of twining, next bundled elements are wrapped in dark brown, and finished with three strand twisted elements at the rim.

History Of Use

This style of basket is most commonly found among the Kwakwaka'wakw and Nuu-chah-nulth.

Cultural Context

storage; carrying