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Slightly sloping, rectangular, coiled basket with a foot, loop work, and split stitches over the slat foundation. Geometric imbricated design that consists of a vertical row of natural brown diamond shapes outlined by black, dark red-brown, and light yellow-brown zig zags with a black border. Black beading around the foot and dark red-brown along the rim. Handle is 42.3 cm. long and fastened to the basket with cotton.

History Of Use

According to Nlaka'pamux Elder Minnie Peters this is the type of berry basket that would have been carried over the arm. Larger baskets would have been placed on the ground nearby and smaller baskets such as this one would have been emptied into them. Sto:lo basket maker Wendy Ritchie notes that the triangular shape of this basket would have helped to prevent the weight of the berries on the top from squishing the berries underneath. The stains on the inside of this basket were probably made by berries.

Cultural Context

cash economy; craft market

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