Gift Basket

Gift Basket

1895

Bulrush, Sedge; Coiled (3 rods)

Diameter: 5 x 11.6 cm (1 15/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.521

Description

These baskets were probably created to be sold to non-Indian collectors and tourists. The feathered basket, however, is based on an older type that was given as a treasured gift on various occasions, including ceremonies that marked the stages of life (birth, puberty, marriage, and so forth).

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