Basket, Gathering

1966.1.215

Creation Date
1931 – 1955
Materials

Dimensions

8.255 cm. D Item (Overall)

41.910 cm. Diameter

Description
"This Hoopa basket is16.5 inches in diameter and was used for food. Hoopas could gather vegetables and berries in these baskets and wash them in the same basket because the weave is very open. This is a round basket of natural colored willow root. It was made for me [Cleora C. Helbing] by Josephine Campbell, just to show me what the Indians used and still use in preparing food." There are 7 stitches per inch.

Related People and Organizations
Josephine Campbell
Helbing, Cleora

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