This is a pail-shaped wicker basket with a concave base which is concealed on the exterior by a buckskin patch. The patch is scallop rimmed with a piece of red cloth under it and showing at the edge. Long leather fringe hangs from the edges of the bottom buckskin patch and four vertical buckskin bands extend from the patch to the rim along the wall of the vessel. There are three horizontal encirlcling band patterns in red and black. The red is painted on and the black is interwoven. The sides of the basket are sloped and the lip is slightly out-turned. It is uncertain what type of material was used to construct the basket but Western Apache baskets were typically constructed from either willow, cottonwood or mulberry (earlier baskets).