In 1988 the donor of the basket indicated that it was made around 1918 by Marian Francis. Examination of early records failed to turn up a Marian Francis. The 1911 census for Church House lists a Frank George and a George Frank. George Frank was later known as George Francis. His wife's name was Mary Magdalene. Frank George was married to a woman named Mary Ann, which is spelled 'Marian' on some records.
One Northern Coast Salish basket. Basket is rectangular in shape and of slat coil construction with 2 long bail handles. Imbricated design in the 3 traditional colours (red, white, black) - large "V" motifs on side. Bundle coil on top is raised to form 4 loops for handle attachment.
Techniques: slat coil, bundle coil, loopwork (handles), imbrication
Date of Manufacture: ca. 1918