Large Pit River Basket
This tall Pit River basket is made from willow rods, bear grass, and maidenhair fern. The zig-zag geometric design has been referred to in some cases as a mountain step pattern. In between each "peak" there are two wide diamonds. There is one repaired split that is approximately 1 3/4" long in the light brown area at the base of the basket.
The Pit River tribe is a collection of smaller band of American Indians that reside in northeastern California along the Pit River area near Montgomery creek.
D. 8½"; H. 9¾"