This basket follows the convention used by many, though not all, northern Coast Salish basket makers, wherein the bottom-most wall slat is left undecorated except for clusters of imbricated lines which may have been used for identification. In this case the bottom-most slat is completely plain.
This basket resembles PC EP6 which is also believed to have been made by Agnes McGee. The gap in the bands may constitute a ‘signature’ of sorts. It is present on a number of Agnes’s later baskets. See also Courtenay Museum basket (note: this still needs to be added to the inventory)
Ovoid shaped slat coil basket with beaded decoration and loopwork trim around the rim. Basket walls are 4 slats high and the base is 5 slats wide. A single row of bundle coiling runs around the perimeter of the base slats. Type __ stitching secures the ends of the base slats.
Technique: Slat coil construction, beaded designs and loopwork trim, false braiding around the base.
Material: Cedar wood slats, split cedar root, natural red (undyed) bitter cherry bark.