This is a classic Quinault spruce root basket with a fine evenly spaced vertical design. It has a "barber pole" band in purple, natural bear grass and spruce root just under the braided rim. The basket has had a break at the rim extending down about 1 1/2" which was both vertical and horizontal. The break was mended so it really only visible if you know it is there or examine the basket minutely. There is also a small awl made hole just below the finish on the rim which may have been put in by the maker to put a loop on the basket but there is not a second hole. Basically, this is a really nice example of a spruce root Quinault basket.
H. 6 ¾"; D. 8 1/4"