Burden Basket

Architectural Antiques

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Burden baskets, made of wood and animal hide.

Burden baskets were used by Native American tribes primarily for collecting and transporting larger resources such as firewood, tools, shelter, clothes, food, and even infants. Burden baskets are carried using a strap under the bottom of the basket, up the back, and around the forehead of the carrier of the basket. Sometimes chest or shoulder straps gave additional support. This would leave the hands free, so that the basket carrier could multi-task. Each region had indigenous material that was adaptive for making burden baskets. When not in use, burden baskets were hung outside the home. If visitors came, they were to place their complaints and problems outside in the basket so as to keep the space of the family you were visiting sacred.

Product Specifications

approximately 20-24" diameter x 22-25" deep
Lead Time
0-3 Weeks (Limited Edition)

Vintage Specifications

Early 20th Century

Nearby Showrooms

Dering Hall

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