Wedding Basket of Box, Edward Bent Sr. (Eddie)(Red Ute), 1920-2012
This coiled shallow basket is made with the two-rod-and-bundle coiling technique and non-interlocked stitches. The center start is a round coiled self start. The basket has a false braid finish that is flat on top and goes partly down the sides of the top coil and ends abruptly. The designs on the basket consist of opposing triangles with 6 solid triangles in the bottom row, 12 solid triangles in the top row, and a solid horizontal band. The base is a natural brown and the designs are executed in red and black dyes. There is a spirit trail which exits at the point where the false braid ends and begins. This was made for wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Box in 1990.
Objects belonging to Edward Bent Box Sr. were donated to History Colorado in 2014 by his widow and executor of his estate, Diane Box. Their wishes were that his possessions return to Colorado, where he was born and lived much of his life.