Bucket, two gallon, red cedar
In the old society, nature was inhabited by supernatural beings. They could be beneficial or dangerous adversaries, craving power over the lives of humans. Well-known symbolic ornaments were often used to decorate buildings and other objects, like this bucket. Patterns scribed on the outside and inside of staved vessels may have been used to preserve the contents from spoilage: milk, butter, beer. This two-gallon bucket is carved from Western Red Cedar and bound together with hickory saplings. The rope handle is made from hemp.