| Acadian Gathering Basket (125-865)|
Les Trois Pignons Cultural Centre
Framework of handle and rim wood circles intersected at right angles held together with two diamond-shaped wraps of roots on either side of the basket. One set of ribs, braced between two wraps, woven with roots from each wrap towards bottom-centre. In work baskets, roots may be unpeeled. In fancy baskets, roots are peeled with each half woven on opposite sides. Roots added by knotting, overlapping or inserting alongside rib. Root wound around the rim twice with rounded-side facing out (hint: look inside of rim to see the twists).
Root Baskets of Atlantic Canada. Joleen Gordon. Halifax, Nimbus Ltd. and Nova Scotia Museum, 2005.