Basket

1966.1.219

Category
Creation Date
1931 – 1955

Dimensions

15.240 cm. H Item (Overall)

35.560 cm. Diameter

The small opening is 5.5" in diameter.

Description
This triangular shaped basket with the small base, open bottom, was used as a grist mill to pound nuts from their shells or to grind grain. It is made of cedar root, willow and grass, with a geometric and line design on the outside. It was made by the Mrs. Shoemaker, a Hoopa Indian, and used for many years by Amy Stone's daughter. This basket has 10 rows and 8 stitches per inch.

Related People and Organizations
Shoemaker
Helbing, Cleora

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