Rectangular Canadian Salish Lidded Basket

L. 4 ¼" : W. 7 ½" : H. 4"

A small fully imbricated lidded casket shaped basket with a slightly domed lid.  The basket may have had a leather handle as there is a small hole in the middle of each side between the top row of coiling and the next one.  The lid has bands of red cherry bark, black dyed cherry bark and bear grass imbrication which are interspersed with two or more stitches giving it a "dot and dash" effect.  The corners of the lid at one end are worn and the stitching around part of the interior vertical band of the lid is missing.

c.  1910


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