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North Highlands Community Museum

Basket, Gathering


Accession number: 2004.4.110
Date: before 2004
Materials: wood, root
Measurements: 31.2 cm H x 34.3 cm Diameter
Culture: Acadian
Description: Ribbed-framework basket woven by the Acadians. 2 circles of wood (ash or maple), 1 inserted into the other at right angles, held together by diamond shaped wraps, known as "les orielles," made of peeled and split spruce root. An equal number of wood ribs on either side of 2 lower quadrants braced between 2 wraps. Ribs woven with peeled and split spruce roots. Each half woven on each side of basket, from the wrap to the centre-bottom of the basket. New roots added by overlapping with old ones. Usually an equal number of ribs on either side. Traditionally used for potato harvesting.