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Title Plaited Cedar Basket
Object Name Basket
Date c. 2001
Artist/Manufacturer/Creator Fran James
Description Plaited split cedar basket with decorative twining. Square shaped basket with no lid. Bottom of basket is plaited in a decorative twilling pattern. Sides of basket are plainted plainly with horizontal bands of bear grass twinning between each row. Two bands of the cedar base are dyed red, one near the lip of the basket and one near the base, and one band of decorative bear grass is dyed blue and woven along with one cedar band across the middle of the basket. All other fibers are undyed.

Fran James, the weaver of this basket, was a Native American and member of the Lummi Nation known for her wool and basketry weaving. This type of basket is an example of tradtional Coast Salish weaving.
Credit line White River Valley Museum Collection.
Catalog Number 2016.0004.006