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 shares a number of features with PC BW1 which is also believed to be made by Agnes McGee. Shared features include: choice of beading pattern, the application of that pattern to alternating slats; the use of false braiding and bundle coiling on the base, and the Type __ stitching securing the base slats.
Flower pot shaped cylindrical basket. Basket walls are 8 slats high and edged with false braiding along the rim and base. Basket base is 6 slats wide and rimmed with a single row of bundle coiling. Basal slats are secured with Type __ stitching. Four bands of beaded decoration on alternating slats.
Technique: Slat coil and bundle coil construction. Beaded decoration. False braiding around the rim and base.
Material: Cedar wood slats, split cedar root, natural red (undyed) bitter cherry bark.