Basket Item Number: 3074/6 from the MOA: University of British Columbia
Round basket with imbricated decoration. Basket is wide at middle, inclining to a smaller base and mouth. Construction is a small, tight coil with tight, even redbud root wrapping. The imbricated decoration is in double lines of triangles, brown and red brown, that zigzag across the basket’s surface, inside and out.
Originally owned by the donor's late husband's grandmother, Eleanor Caldwell Browne. She taught at a government Indian school in Indian Valley, near Greenville, Plumas County, California, from 1897-99. It is thought that the baskets were a gift to her during that time.