Campell River, Vancouver Island Museum Photo Gallery

MCR 973.94.1

MCR 973.94.1
MCR 973.94.1
Motif: Triangles

This basket was made in Katherine's later years when she was living in Squirrel Cove.  Date of manufacture is believed to be around 1973.

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Northern Coast Salish basket.  Round, slat coil construction with bundle coil loopwork around rim.  Four identical beaded motif fields spaced at intervals around the wall.

Basket wall is 5 slats high and slightly flared.  Motifs:  Large "V" shapes formed from small beaded triangles or "pyramids" made with dyed black bitter cherry bark (prunus emarginata).  Three white "pyramids" fill in the V shape.

Materials: Slat core of split cedar wood;  stitching of spruce or cedar root; decorative elements of bitter cherry bark and an unidentified grass or corn husk.

Technique: slat coil, bundle coil loopwork, beaded decoration

Overall Dimensions: Diametre: top - 28 cm, base - 25 cm; height: 12.3 cm.