Basketry & Cordage from Hesquiat Harbour, British Columbia
Author(s): Kathryn Bernick
Synopsis: This book documents an archaeological collection of plant-fibre artifacts from Hesquiat Harbour, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of technological characteristics highlight the remarkable skill and artistic accomplishments of the Nuu-chah-nulth people during the 19th century.
Kathryn Bernick examines cedar-bark baskets and mats, several types of cordage (ropes and cords), and fragmentary remains of rush mats and cedar-bark robes. Her in-depth analysis is an important new contribution to the study of traditional Northwest Coast material culture and will be of special interest to basket makers, anthropologists, archaeologists and museum curators.