Gift Basket

Gift Basket

c. 1895

Bulrush, Sedge with Mallard and Meadowlak Feathers, and clam shells; Coiled (3 rods)

Diameter: 12.1 x 4.5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.523


Gallery 231- Native North American Basket Rotation


Although this basket probably was not made for native use, the feathered basket is based on an older type that was exchanged among natives as a treasured gift on such occasions as ceremonies that marked the stages of life. The feathers and shell beads are symbols of prestige and wealth.

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