Nancy Rose, a talented “old-time” basket-maker, made several of these peculiar, unusually-shallow baskets. However, she came up with the design for the original “stomped-on” basket by accident.
“Well, I was trying to get a basket finished up one day and I was in a big hurry to get it done,” said Nancy. “I kept having trouble with it. Finally, I got so aggravated that I just throwed the dogged thing down and stomped on it. After I got through stompin’ it, I picked it up and it was all flattened out and it looked purdy good, and I says ‘Well, I’ll just make some flat ones on that order and see how people like ‘em.’”