Are made of small poles made fast at the tops in rounde forme after the maner as is used in many arbories in our gardens of England, in most townes covered with barkes, and in some with artificiall mattes made of long rushes; from the tops of the houses downe to the ground.
A Brief and True account of the New Found Land of Virginia, Thomas Hariot, p. 24.
PRODUCTS OF THE TEXTILE ART.
a, Openwork fish baskets of Virginia Indians; b, manner of weaving; c, basket strainer; d, quiver of rushes; e, mat of rushes.
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United
States, by William Henry Holmes.
Ojibwa women gathering wild rice.