One shared tradition among all the Pomo communities was the art of fine basket weaving. The intricate basketry, created out of necessity, developed over time into an important art form. Baskets were used for cooking, food gathering, storage, and healing. In addition, sturdy elegant woven cradle baskets held infants, while ornate baskets were created for specific rituals and family memorials and ceremonies integral to daily Pomo life. Vibrant hues of bird feathers and glass seed beads, clamshell discs, and quail feather plumes decorated gift baskets used for special occasions such as weddings and funerals.