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Description

Part (a) Large urn shaped coiled work basket (with bifurcated stitches) with lid part (b). Watch-spring base and lid construction. Imbricated design of three alternating rows of four petal flower in dark and red cherry bark. Lid has indented slat flange and knob at center. Imbricated star design in dark and red cherry, with cat-tail grass (?) in between.

History Of Use

Mount Currie basket makers thought that this basket may have been used as a pot.

Cultural Context

basketry; storage; plant technology

Item History

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