Columbia River basketry was among the finest ever produced along the West Coast. Cattail, bear grass and hazel brush was among the list of materials used. Artistic two-dimensional designs found on baskets play a role in the make up of this regions art style.
Basketry Tamanawas was inspired by these beautiful works of art. The center face represents the basket weaver. Along the bottom are humanoid faces in the form of diamonds. This is a common design found in Wasco basketry. Along the sides are triangles that form a zig-zaging line. Across the top are concentric squares, both are common elements found in Columbia River art. This carving is an example of how similar carving and basketry are when considering the artistic designs applied.