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Basket with Lid

Early 20th century
Woven and coiled plant fibers with imbrication

8 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in. (diameter) (22.23 cm x 26.67 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 95.1.269
Geography: North and Central America, Canada or United States, Washington, Alaska or British Columbia
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Baskets
Culture/Nationality: Frazer River Salish, Northwest Coast Native American, Plateau Native American, Native American, North American
The Coast Salish peoples of northern Washington and British Columbia have a long tradition of basketry. This round lidded jar-shaped basket is embellished with imbricated "v" and star designs, typical of the types of geometric patterns common on Coast Salish baskets. Imbrication, a process in which dyed materials (often grasses or roots) are layered, folded and sewn into the design, was developed to a high degree by Coast Salish basket makers. This type of basket was often used for the collection and storage of berries.

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