Accession number: 2005.23.2
Date: before 2005
Narrative: This woven basket was used for carrying fish or for gathering berries and other like things. Basketry is the weaving of unspun vegetable fibres, usually to form a container. Baskets have been made from any wood, vine, leaf, or fibre that could be formed into a desirable shape. The oldest known baskets appear to be some unearthed in Egypt. They are approximately 10,000 to 12,000 years old. Moreover, the oldest baskets are older than the oldest unearthed pottery. Baskets were made in every civilization – they were needed basically as carrying vessels.
Description: Woven basket. Tall with flat back.