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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Basket, Gathering


Accession number: 94.9.3
Date: circa 1930
Materials: wood; dyes
Measurements: 15 cm H x 7.5 cm Diameter
Culture: Mi'kmaq
Narrative: Made by the Cambridge Reserve Mi'kmaq and sold in local community; Prices ranged from 10 cents to 25 cents; Sold at Xmas or Easter, filled by parents and given to Marie; Could be used later for berry picking. Notes by donor on file.
Description: Round-bottomed, checker-woven natural pink and green dyed woodsplint basket. Decorative raisded "diamond" "jikiji'j" weave plus wrapped weave on the sides. Rim double-wrapped with dyed woodsplint, overhand handle, overlaid and wrapped with dyed woodsplint.