This may be the oldest basket in the website inventory. It was made by Molly/Mary Timothy’s great grandmother who lived in Theodosia Arm. Molly is believed to have been born c. 1886. Assuming 20 years per generation, her great grandmother would have been born c. 1820’s. These baskets were so tightly woven that they were capable of holding water.
Date of manufacture: believed to be 1820’s
Motif: Clusters of 4 vertical lines arranged in well spaced rows and columns.
Type: traditional gathering basket
Description: Bundle coil basket in the classic Salish ‘burden basket’ form.
Technique: Bundle coil construction. Imbricated designs.
Materials: split cedar? root, bitter cherry bark