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 and PC HM2 were acquired by Dr. Andrew Henderson of Powell River around the turn of the last century.
Description: Large rectangular slat coiled storage basket with lid.
Technique: Slat coil and bundle coil construction. Imbricated and beaded (along lid rim)designs. There is a single row of bundle coiling around the inner edge of both the base and the lid. The basket wall is topped by another two rows of bundle coil which form a shallow shoulder. Type __ stabilizing stitches are used on the lid and base.
Materials: Cedar wood slats, split cedar root, bitter cherry bark (natural red and dyed black), unknown plant material (white/yellow design elements)