Rare Early Salish Fully Imbricated Domed Top Carrying Basket
Materials: Cedar bark, cherry bark and natural and dyed bear grasses, doe skin ties , metal loops
Artist: Interior Salish unknown
Dimensions: 10 ½ ”L x 6 ¼ ”H 3 ¼ ” W
Description: A very finely woven domed top fully imbricated Salish carrying basket . Complex imbricated design features tree motifs in alternating color patterns of black and red. Domed top lid with checker work imbrication in red cherry bark. Doe skin closures and metal loops for shoulder strap. Great miniature size , probably made for a special granddaughter.
Provenance: Private collection, Victoria BC