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Basket

Object Number:NA3377
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilcotin
Provenience: British Columbia
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Bear Grass
Cedar Bark
Metal
Hide
Cotton
Technique:Basketry
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1915
Other Number:G472 - Gordon Number

Description

Large, coiled basket. Rectangular shape with a flat bottom and slightly expanding side walls. Dark, imbricated designs are woven into the lighter colored, natural coils along each side. The lowest band of design is of four-legged animals on each side with vertical zigzags at each corner. The design across the middle is a band of double diamonds flanked above and below by four rows of checks. The upper design is of two-legged animals along each side with vertical zigzags at each corner. The rim is wound with white material, possibly quill or plant fiber, and a dark zigzag design is woven into the basket just below. A thick, ferrous wire is wrapped around the basket just below the rim and secured with cotton thread. Animal hide straps are attached to the metal wire at each corner and at the center of the two long sides.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition

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