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Basket

Significance 

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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Date Range 
1935
Artist 
Sxwelhcháliya, Mary Anne John
Place of Manufacture 
North Vancouver, B.C.
Dimensions 
24.7 cm high, 31 cm wide, 51.4 cm long
Museum Location 
Storage
Catalog Number 
AA 1995a-b
Donor 
Edward and Mary Lipsett Collection