Started taking apart some colorful new cables today... and began weaving what will eventually become my interpretation of the Chemehuevi winnowing basket. I've attached an image of what these baskets look like traditionally - probably made from split willow. These trays were used to separate seeds and nuts from their shells and then later for roasting the harvested edibles (via tossing with hot coals). The native baskets are made from a style of weaving called straight twining, and I've used a full twist between each warp piece to add strength to my bendy material. These trays are very stiff and hardy when made out of willow, so I have to figure out how to best mimic that structure with wire that doesn't hold a shape very well.