Small box with a sliding bamboo top. Bamboo also found on sides of box, but interior and bottom of box are wood. Box fastened together by small wooden pegs. Old catalogue tag found inside reads 11064-68. Lid does not slide on evenly or easily. Accession Files states: "Small box, sliding top-bamboo."
One segment of bamboo or similar plant; round and hollow in the middle. Ends have been decorated with notches, several notched slots are carved length-wise. Much of the surface is decorated with small scratched hexagonal patterns. Bands of woven tri-colored plant fiber on either end.
Request to the First National Bank of Walla Walla for the exchange of $100 into Hongkong Currency to The Bank of Canton, Limited to be paid to Miss Shi Wah, artifact has Chinese characters in black and No. 747. Mounted on peach paper. Part of the Chinese in Walla Walla exhibit.
Bark bailer made of cedar bark with a cedar wood handle. One single piece of bark forms the body of the bailer which is in the shape of about an eighth of a cylinder. The ends of the bark are bent at right angles and gathered and fastened to either end of the stick which makes up the handle. The bottom reinforced with piece of cedar bark and ends are tied to the handle with cotton string. Tag on inside reads: "Bark Bailer Clallam." Tag on outside reads: "Bark Bailer." Post-Contact.
Flour barrel. Large, made of black pottery. Is cracked on sides and bottom, has characters on red paper. Part of the Chinese in Walla Walla Exhibit. Display tag states:"Flour Barrel. Used for storage and display of food items. Similar barrels had drainage holes drilled through their bottoms and were used for growing mung bean sprouts."
Medium-sized, rectangular basket, possibly of the "stiff" variety described by Eells. The opening is rectangular and narrows to a smaller rectangle at the bottom. It is tightly woven of cedar roots and grass (?). Stripes of dark reddish and blonde color (giving a checkered appearance) are woven around basket vertically from top to bottom. Small pieces are missing from the rim, but the basket is otherwise in good shape. Post-Contact.
Small basket, appears to be made of small strips of woven bamboo. Basket top and bottom are very tight and in excellent condition. A display tag found with item states: "Igorot Rattan root basket. Worn on back of head, held in place by a cord attached at both sides and passing across forehead, usually hidden by the front hair." Lid is slightly rounded. The Igorot are any of several related peoples inhabiting the mountains of Northwest Luzon, Philippines; a people inhabiting the Mountain Province South of Kalinga.
One bowl/basket made of coconut shell. Fairly large, irregular shape. Brown in color with light brown specks all over inside and out. Shell is very thin. Accession File states: "Basket made of cocoanut shell - Large. Philippine Islands."
Small "rush" basket loosely woven of rushes, which are between 0.5 and 1.3 cm wide. Pieces of grass rope and torn cotton cloth are tied to the rim. Possibly of the temporary type referred to by Eells: "Another type is made from the the grass of the cat-tail rush, woven together. It is not durable, as the rush is easily broken. It is not often made or used, except as a temporary affair..." (p. 96) Post-Contact.
Large Twana "Fancy" basket with "round and round design" (p. 81). The artifact is tightly woven of fine grass with twisted cedar bark at rim forming scallops which are slightly damaged. The basket is highly decorated: animal figures near the rim encircle the top, four vertical top to bottom designs contain large areas of dark grass background with smaller square and dome shapes of light colored grass. Post-Contact.
Water-tight basket, oval at rim, tall and narrow with a very dense and heavy weave. This basket has leather thongs and cotton string tied around the rim. Eells noted that they were: "made from cedar roots and grass, woven and sewed together, and very stiff... all the Sound tribes give them the same name, spa-tco, or spu-tco..."(p.80) Eells went on to describe that they were used for water, berries, and were sometimes used for cooking with hot stones. Post-Contact.
Large, square basket tightly woven of cedar roots and bark. The design is very dark and blonde grass woven vertically with two wide stripes on each of the four sides. The top is decorated with scallops of woven roots, wrapped with bark; these scallops are exceptionally damaged. The basket is most likely of the "fancy" or "stiff" variety described by Eells. Post-Contact.
Medium-sized rectangular carrying basket (p. 83 Eells Notebooks). Woven of split cedar limb and bark (?). The basket is stiff, but not tightly woven; cedar limbs provide vertical strands, and the bark is woven through each of these horizontally. The top edge is wrapped with cedar bark and each of the four corners has a small twisted cedar bark rope loop/handle. Post-Contact.