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berry basket
  • Musqueam peoples
  • berry basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23 x 26.5 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/16 x 10 3/8 x 12 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2616
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Description

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a medium brown field. The top half of three sides is decorated with two thin fibers in light natural and one in dark brown, and the weave is offset like a brick pattern. The bottom half is decorated with three bars of black and light natural checkerboard and the short sides have two bars of black and light natural checkerboard with a narrow red and light natural checkerboard between. The remaining long side has three bars of black and light natural checkerboard on the top half leaving the bottom half undecorated.