Round Lidded Basket

Round Lidded Basket

Cedar Root, Cherry Bark, Bleached Grass
9 ½" H x 15" diam
$2,000.00

Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide variety of domestic uses associated with the gathering, storing and cooking of different foods. Similar weaving techniques were also used to make cradles and hats for everyday and ceremonial uses.


Most basketry is traditionally woven from long, slender and pliant rootlets of cedar and sometimes spruce, although various grasses are used in some regions. A sharply pointed bone awl is used to split the rootlet into long strands for weaving and to bore a hole into which the stitch is inserted. 

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