Grand Ronde purse style basket-Willamette Valley. Very flat with woven rows of design throughout. The handles have been cut off. It is made out of juncus and black dyed maple bark.
It is a plain twined, up to the right over paired warps. The start is twined straight across and folded up, added spokes are added at corners of base only. The rim is a vertical braid with three strands. The decoration is three groups of paired bands, with two rows of stacked.
This purse is a beautiful example of the Reservation Era/trade contact time period. These were made for trade with the newly settled settlers. Native women adapted their traditional weaving techniques to accommodate the demand of European contact needs. By using traditional techniques and materials, they were able to adapt styles to fir the growing demand.