Small, round (work?) basket of cedar bark/twig and grass. It was woven in cedar bark and then sewn over with two colors of grass (blonde and dark brown). The design is dark brown "steps" around the top and two rounds of triangles, one at the middle and one at the bottom. The top edge is scalloped with cedar root or twig, wrapped in bark; two scallops are broken off. Post-Contact.
Medium-sized basket of the "fancy" variety described by Eells. Used to store clothing and other articles. The rim is scalloped using twisted bark rope. The main body is woven tightly of dark brown and natural color grass. The design around top is of animal shapes in dark brown; under that is an inverted step design and three descending patterns made of concentric rectangles alternately in dark brown and natural colored grass. Each rectangle is edged by small squares. Tag states: "Fancy basket, Twana, T'kai-ess." Post-Contact.
Medium-sized Twana "fancy basket" woven in three colors of grass: tan, light brown and dark brown grass, as well as cedar bark. It is elaborately designed: the top is scalloped with stands of twisted bark. At the top of the main body, dark brown grass is woven in the shape of dogs (?). Next in descending order are four rectangular shapes, which circle the basket woven in all three colors. At the bottom the rectangular shapes are repeated, but are interspersed with human figures in dark brown. Post-Contact.
Basket woven of cedar bark and grass of three colors: natural, light brown and dark brown. It is woven of the three colors so as to appear checkered. The top band is sewn woven at right angles. It has a twisted grass rope handle. Post-Contact.
Small coil basket with hinged cover. The coil is woven of bark around twigs (?). Strips of yellow and dark brown grass are sewn over the top of the coils for decoration. (A few pieces of dark grass at the bottom show purple color). Looped, cotton string to lift the cover, and close the latch (the latch is small button that reads: "Domes Sans Pareils.") Post-Contact.
Oval, Makah basket with striped design and a striped lid. Woven tightly of fine grass. Decorated by weaving grass (purple-aniline dyed) in stripes that circle the basket in two rows of purple, two rows of undyed, two rows of purple at the top and near the bottom of the basket and on the lid. The outside is very faded but the color is still bright on inside. The bottom center of the basket has a 5.0 cm long by 2.5 cm wide rectangle of wider, darker material surrounded by weaving of the same material. The top of the basket has a 1.2 cm lip of the same dark material. Eells noted that these baskets were used to store sewing materials and other small items. Post-Contact.
A: Small, oval, "fancy" basket woven of fine grass. Design is of stripes and triangles. Outside is very faded, but inside shows colors: green, purple, blue and yellow, all of which are probably aniline dyes. Bottom is flat and woven of cedar bark strips. B: Cover, woven of fine grass. Not as faded as basket body. Colors are purple, blue, yellow, and natural color grass. Post-Contact.
Large fancy basket, tightly woven of fine grass. Rim is finished with braided bark strips. Colors: dark brown and natural color grass. Design is of animal figures around the top and rectangles, one on top of the other four times around in a "round and round design." Post-Contact.
Small, Twana "fancy" basket, tightly woven of three colors of fine grass: dark and light brown and natural blonde color grass. It is decorated with a design called "animal round and round design," with dogs around the top, and geometric patterns three times around under the dogs. The top edge has scallops, two of which are broken off. Post-Contact.
Small basket woven tightly of fine grass. The rim is edged with buckskin. Design is of brown (dyed?) grass: with alternating designs of male and female figure, a tree, a male and female figure and a house. Under these designs are lines that form squares, which are cut across diagonally into triangles. Design is faded. Post-Contact.
Small, tightly woven basket of grass. It has a cylindrical shape, and a dark brown (dyed grass (?)) design around the basket, which contains three frog figures and one human figure, which fill most of the surface area. Post-Contact.
Small, water tight basket, which is round on the top, and slightly tapered at the bottom. Tightly woven of cedar root and grass. Scalloped at top edge; one scallop missing. Design of alternating colors: brown and yellow grass. Post-Contact.
Large, "water tight" basket, called "spa-tco or spu-tco by the Sound Indians. Woven of cedar roots and grass and sewn so that it is very dense and stiff. Eells described these baskets as having been used for carrying water or other food, and for storing dried foods such as fish or potatoes. This one has ornamentation of light and dark colored grass sewn over the weave of the basket, but is worn off to the point that it is difficult to make out the design. Damage at rim; looped handles of twine and leather. Post-Contact.
Large Twana "fancy" basket with "round and round animal design." (Eells p.81)Tightly woven of fine grass with twisted cedar bark at rim which forms scallops around. Highly decorated with animal figures around the top. There is a Zig Zag pattern around basket of large and medium-sized triangles. The spaces are filled in with one or three dome shapes. Some damage: fraying and several scallops are broken off. Post-Contact.
A small Makah fancy basket tightly woven of fine grass. Colors are faded, but Eells noted that aniline dyes had been used to replace natural, indigenous dyes. Basket is circular; bottom is woven of bark or rush. Eells noted that the Makah fancy baskets were the best made of all the Sound Indian baskets. Cover for the basket also faded; some purple and yellow color are visible on the inside of the cover. Post-Contact.
A: Large, flat carrying basket (bag). Woven of fine grass. Wider at top and tapering some toward the bottom. For carrying Fish. B: Twine (braided) strap which has head piece attached in the middle; woven of cotton fabric. Twine attached at either side of basket opening. Post-Contact.
Miniature basket made of tightly woven grass. The weave is very fine. The only decoration is a line of darker grass around the top, and four vertical lines at equal intervals around the basket. Post-Contact.