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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Basket, Gathering


Accession number: 94.9.1
Date: circa 1930
Materials: wood; dye
Measurements: 10 cm H x 6 cm Diameter
Culture: Mi'kmaq
Narrative: Made at Cambridge reserve and sold in local community by Mi'kmaqs; Prices ranged from 10 cents to 25 cents; Sold at Xmas or Easter, filled by parents and given to the donor; Could be used later for berry picking.
Description: Round-bottomed basket, checker-woven of natural woodsplint alternating with rows of narrow pink dyed splint. Raised decorative "porcupine" "jikiji'j" weave. Splint-bound rim. Overhand handle.