“While harvesting the textile materials, roots, berries…we are rekindling the
connection to our ancestors and the environment. We experience
gathering, processing the raw materials in places our ancestors
once stood. We experience the joy, serenity, the sweet smell
of the earth, fresh mountain air, and the ocean breeze”. Linda J. Paisano 2005
This basket is made of cedar root bundle
coils and cedar bark. The geometric pattern is often referred to as “salmon gill”.
This basket is a Klikitat-style design with
the lobelled rim. It is entirely imbricated with beargrass and cedar bark. Imbricated weaving is only found in the Northwest among the Columbia Plateau tribes.
Cedar root, cedar bark (Thuja plicata), beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax). H 26, Dia 23 cm
Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 34198