Basket weaving has been a part of Mi’kmaq culture for centuries. The baskets are woven to serve many purposes, such as holding potatoes, apples etc.. They are woven with different types of grasses. The article, 'Baskets of Atlantic Canada' gives more information about this ancient craft [ Link ]. In 1940s the Fort Folly Mi'kmaq women sold these door to door. Margaret Eaton's mother acquired one of these baskets, which is Margaret's prrized possession to this day.
Image Source: Bernard LeBlanc, retired curator, Musée Acadien