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Cylindrical coiled cedar root basket (a) with lid (b). Parallel wood slat construction on base and lid. Basket completely covered in imbrication: black and red zigzag design on white canary grass background. Beading is present on both the edge of the lid and the base of the basket. Small red and black design elements decorate the lid.

History Of Use

According to Sto:lo basket makers, Rosaleen George and Elizabeth Herrling, this basket is the type that would be used by a woman as a work basket. They suggest that it would have been a sewing basket, a place for keeping needles and other notions.


Stylistically this basket appears to be from either the Coast or perhaps the Stl'atl'imx; Lillooet region.

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