Market or Shopping Basket with Handles
Market or shopping basket with handles
Horizontal lines of various colours
Shape and Use
"Shopping basket" with macramé-type woven handles. According to Mrs. Freeman, she is the one who added the woven handles. Good condition; no apparent use or disuse.
Cedar slat base, coiled over with cedar root strips; base (bottom half) composed of solidly woven cedar slats; upper half of basket is a semi-open weave of cedar slats coiled over with cedar root; and an open weave of cedar strips between the slats; rim is bundled coils of cedar root; using two separate methods; rim itself uses three coils of bundled cedar root, while a W-shaped, coiled open weave is used up most of the basket; handles are short and heavy, of a macramé-type of weave, using some type of tan cotton string or bleached hemp, fibre, or possibly wool.
Split cedar root; split cedar slats; dyed grasses; fibre cord (possibly hemp, wool, or other fibres).
Possibly N'laka'pamux, but most likely Coast Salish, using coiling techniques learned from the N'laka'pamux.
Used by Mrs. Freemanin for shopping in Vancouver . Donor: Mrs. Aida Freeman; collected by her mother Mrs. Kathleen Edith Pearson Southwell.