Basket

Description
A flat-based, rectangular basket with a base of red cedar bark strips in plain weave. These strips are split to form the slanting verticals of the sides. The sides are wrapped over the verticals and the finer horizontals. Patterning of wrapped purple strips.

This was collected by Edgar Dewdney in the late 19th/ early 20th century. Dewdney’s wife bequeathed the item to RAMM in 1927.
Accession Loan No.
70/1927/10
Collection Class
Containers
Common Name
basket
Simple Name
basket
Full Name
basket
Dimensions
rim length 122 mm; rim width 92 mm; whole depth 62 mm
Cultural Group
Nuu-chah-nulth Nation
Production Year High
1916
Production Parish
Makah
Production Town
west coast of Vancouver Island or north west tip of Washington State
Production County
British Columbia or Washington State, Northwest Coast
Production Country
Canada or USA
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Family Group

Material
dried grass (bear grass?); red cedarbark; red cedar bark
Function Name
container
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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