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Plains Indian Museum

Northwest Coast 50 Nootka 6 Makah 12
bear grass 45 cedar bark 11 dye 189
basket 234 lid 25
ca. 1900
basket height: 3.25 in, Diameter: 5.25 in, lid height: 1 in, lid diameter: 5.625 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
FUNCTION: Recreational and Ritual/Gifts and Novelty. Trinket basket, straight sides with woven cedar bark rim, flat bottom of twined cedar bark, sides wrap twined with beargrass; in natural yellow with traces of geometric designs in faded blue and yellow inside basket colors are vibrant with a geometric patterned band around middle in yellow and blue-violet and 3 stripes around bottom in wine and wine with yellow spots. Round twined flat lid with 1" sides, wrap twined with beargrass in natural yellow with traces of faded orange zigzag designs on top and faded yellow and orange bands around sides, inside lid colors are vibrant with a navy blue zigzag edged center circle surrounded by a border of red and and outer band of orange and blue-violet chevrons, also 2 wine and 2 yellow bands around sides. || Twined beargrass basket with lid. Plaited cedar base, cedar warps and rimrod. Dye faded and damage to rim on basket (Bryn Potter: 7/2013- AMD).
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