The owner traded old clothes for this basket sometime prior to 1915 when she was living on Quadra Island.
Large, rectangular, slat coiled storage basket with imbricated cherry bark designs. Raised handle loops are located at both ends of the basket.
Technique: Basket was fabricated using a slat coil technique. A single round of bundle coil forms the rim of the basket. Base slats have been secured with Type __ stabilization stitches. Imbricated zigzag designs elements form two continuous bands around the basket. These ‘nested’ zigzags have been rendered in polished red cherry bark. A single line of beading, also in polished red cherry bark , runs along the bundle coil element that forms the basket’s rim and handles.
Material: Slats are made from split cedar wood. Coil stitching is done with split cedar root. Designs are polished red cherry bark.
Dimensions: length: 58 cm. (22 ¾ “) x width 33.5 cm (13 3/16”) at basket rim; 44.5 cm. x 21 cm. at basket base. Height: 27.7 cm.