Gathering Basket

Description: 

Coiled basket with rounded base and high, slightly flaring sides. Braided, lobelled rim broken in some places. Imbricated, geometric designs. Some of the pitch has oozed to the outside of the basket. There are three buckskin loops attached to the basket and buckskin strap attached to the top of the handles., height: 10 3/4"; diameter of opening: 9"; Diameter at Bottom: 4 1/4",

Original Date: 
1875-1900
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_14947
Type: 
Format: 
JPEG
Author: 
admin
Description: 

A finely made cedar basket.

Cultural Narrative: 

That’s an old Klickitat design. Its Nettee’s book that has the old baskets lined up with hers. One looks like Nettee Spencer. Marlene Simlaw.

That one’s pretty, I like that. Those are beautiful designs on it. And it’s so much thinner than a regular basket isn’t it. It’s taller and more slender, ‘cause you see all those other ones kind of bulge out on the side. Vivian Adams

Title: 
Gathering Basket
Community: 
Category: 
Artistry and Artifacts
Keywords: 
basket, Klickitat
Identifier: 
MAC_14947_YAK
Author: 
admin