Basket, Fruit

1966.1.206

Creation Date
1931 – 1955

Dimensions

17.780 cm. H Item (Overall)

27.940 cm. Diameter

The top basket is 3.5 inches deep.

Description
"This Hoopa basket has a narrow, tapered base on which a rounding bowl is woven. It is 11 inches in diameter and 7 inches high. It was made by Mrs. Reeves, another fine Hoopa basket weaver, who used willow root as a base, weaving into it grass, manzanita and maiden hair fern as trim. Mrs. Reeves was a middle-aged Indian, very busy raising a family. She did not make tightly woven baskets because she was so busy. In fact, she always said that her baskets were not good baskets because they were too "lacy". " The design is not visible from the inside of the basket. The design is simple stripes with a few triangles at regular intervals. There are 12 rows of 8 stitches per inch.

Related People and Organizations
Reeves, Mrs.
Helbing, Cleora

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