Root Gathering Bag

Description: 

Round, twined, cylindrical cornhusk bag. Bird and animal designs. Black fabric used in starting base. Braid at top edge with warp fibers clipped on inside.

Original Date: 
1870-1900
Language: 
English
Rights: 
Copyright for permission to reproduce Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture/Eastern Washington State Historical Society Spokane, Washington
Source: 
AI Collection
Publisher: 
EWSHS/MAC
Identifier: 
MAC_7794
Cultural Narrative: 

These are ducks (tush tush) that is what it must be, then geese, then horses for the design. The horses have long tails, they were really wild. On the bottom, its patched, to identify the weaver. Arlita Rhoan

The weaving is really tight on this one. When we get older and our eyes fade and if we try to do the design by memory it might be a bit off. It looks like double twining. You start a design and then loop it again. The elders would always encourage us, my aunt told me my sally bag was beautiful, even if it was crooked. They were always encouraging us. Valerie Switzler

Twine used to be a big commodity in our peoples life. My mom would gather twine and braid it and braid it for tanning hides. Maxine Switzler

Traditional Knowledge: 

 

Duck Basket, by Rogue Heart Media

Title: 
Duck Basket
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