This basket was woven by Sxwelhcháliya Mary Anne John, of the Squamish First Nation, when she was a great age. Mrs. John was born in 1845 and was known as a dancer and a healer. She made baskets and braided rugs and mats for special celebrations, for everyday use and for trade. The basket and lid are made of cedar roots and bark. It was used to store dried food, clothing, blankets, or special objects.
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