Longhouse - Cooking Area

Cedar Roots

Cedar roots were an essential resource to the Stó:lō people. The cedar root basket, made using the coil method, was a basketry type used almost exclusively by the Coast Salish. These baskets could be quite large, with some collected samples being 91 centimetres by 56 centimetres. The tight weave was most utilized in creating containers that could keep liquids or moisture in or out.

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