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Antigonish Heritage Museum

Basket, Gathering


Accession number: 2007.044.001
Materials: wood; stain
Narrative: A gathering basket
Description: Ribbed-framework basket. Atypical construction for Canada. Handle and rim, 2 circles, inserted 1 inside the other, held together with 3 point wrap into which 2 ribs, one on either side of handle-bottom, are inserted. Ribs woven with lighter material. Additional paired ribs added to framework as weaving progresses, to centre line of basket-bottom. Entire basket may have been stained.