Basket Item Number: 2516/8 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Tightly woven, split-rattan basket. Two woven handles attached to top with a length of un-split rattan (?) which has been threaded through the entire circle of loops at the rim of the basket. Handles are attached at base with another length of un-split rattan (?) and string. Design is in natural and dark brown patterns. From top: natural circles in dark background with dark centres; geometric diamond-shaped design (abstract bird ?) in natural on dark ground; four-petal flower shapes in natural on dark ground; and dark wave (?) pattern on natural ground. Dark bands at top and bottom of design.