Wasco Sally Bag with Geometric Designs, c. 1920 Plateau Basketry
corn husk weft, native fiber warp, natural dyes, leather rim and loops 10.5" high x 7.5" diameter
Flexible cylindrical baskets, also known as "sally bags," are a hallmark of Columbia Plateau weaving. Rims are often finished with leather and lether loops to attach the basket to a belt. Sally bags wereused to carry and store roots and other foods, as well as medicines and personal items.