This racetrack shaped basket is thightly woven with spruce root and decorative black strips that are probably baleen. The basket has a telescoping top and measures 4 inches long, by three inches deep wide, by 1 7/8 inches deep. The bottom and top are tightly woven, producing a very sturdy and stiff basket. Black baleen strips are woven into the sides and tops to produce a bottom border of tree-like forms with abstract figures reaching over the top. The basket is near perfect with no breaks. The top is soiled by just accumulated dust. It is a great small basket of probable Eskimo or NW Coast origin. Fine.