This split cedar root and cedar limb fishing weir was just completed by Suquamish weaver Ed Carriere. He spent most of the year working on materials preparation; every elders trip; all his sight-seeing voyages from China, to Antarctica, to Mexico, and the Bahamas. Ed gets around in his retirement and has made the largest open twined basket that I’ve come across. It is approximately 12 feet long, by 5 feet wide and 38 inches deep. This style was made traditionally to be pulled between two canoes for trapping runs of fish in the Salish Sea, or Puget Sound, in the Pacific Northwest. Ed has measured the root he used in this project and says that he used over one mile of split cedar root. After studying the weir in person, my estimate is that he has used approximately 8,000 feet of split cedar limbs. He said that his hands were a “little stiff” after finishing the rim last week. “It feels really good to be done”, he added.