Gathering Basket

Description: 

Coiled cedar basket with braided, lobelled rim; fully imbricated in beargrass; design of quail top knot of reed and cedar bark. Arranged in zigzag; two buskskin loops at rim., height: 8"; Diameter: 8",

Original Date: 
1900-1925
Language: 
English
Rights: 
Copyright for permission to reproduce Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture/Eastern Washington State Historical Society Spokane, Washington
Source: 
AI Collection
Publisher: 
EWSHS/MAC
Identifier: 
MAC_26318
Type: 
Format: 
JPEG
Author: 
admin
Cultural Narrative: 

It says Klickitat maker. You know because it’s Salmon Gill and the Klickitat's are close to the water source; the big water. It could be Klickitat or you move along from Klickitat toward White Salmon. I've always been told that's like a Salmon Gill design. They started out with a dark bottom. That's their background weaving. To me, it looks like they used Beargrass and another cedar, a dark cedar, and maybe yellow cedar too. But it looks like cedar to me. Vivian Adams

It's used and it has those berry-markings inside. Those markings are just on the bottom. Because it does have a set of loops on the top, that must have been a berry basket. You pick in it and then you empty into a huge storage basket. It's tightly woven. The design looks like Quail because of how I was brought up because it’s circular and has the design. It has a geometric. A lot of that had to attribute to the area where you came from. Vivian Adams 

Title: 
Gathering Basket
Community: 
Category: 
Artistry and Artifacts
Keywords: 
basket, cedar, bear grass, berry picking basket, Klickitat, quail design
Contributor: 
Identifier: 
MAC_26318_YAK
Author: 
admin