WHAT THE BASKET MEANS TO THE INDIAN : Page 171
When there is not a baby on her back the squaw has other burdens to carry—wood for the camp-fire, meat from the hunt, fish, grain, nuts, fruit and water; and, again, netted twine or woven basket serves every purpose. One of the most beautiful and expressive designs ever made by an untutored hand was wrought out in a large bag of netted yucca fibre deliberately manufactured as a wood carrier by a bronze savage girl in one of the out-of-the-way corners of the Southwest.
Figure 6. KLIKITAT AND QUINAIELT CARRYING BASKETS
(Oregon and Washington)
Designs represent mountains, streams, rippling waves and fertile valleys, where
the plumed quail abounds