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Object Name Basket
Other Name Trinket Basket
Catalog Number 1975.001.0037A-B
Place of Origin Northwest Coast, North America
Date 1860-1930
Year Range from 1860.0
Year Range to 1930.0
Made By Wakashan linguistic group, Makah or Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)
Used By Wakashan linguistic group, Makah or Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)
Object Description Round basket (A) and round, flat lid (B), which fits over lip at top of basket. Cedarbark warp, plaited base, twined. Natural tan color overall, with banded designs on both basket and lid. Basket has banded orange and black design at bottom, banded yellow, brown and orange design at middle. On lid, banded orange and black design around rim, and banded yellow, orange and brown design on top (colors faded). Unusually large section of lid is plaited. Plastic bag containing envelope, berries, and leaves, inside basket. Envelope has handwritten on front "from pepper tree/not good to eat".
Material cedar bark
Collection Native American-Worth Collection
Height (in) 3.25
Width (in) 5.125