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1998.2156AB (RS24302)

Description

Round basket made from ash splints and sweetgrass. Splint sides are dyed orange and woven in a flattened diamond pattern. The base and the lip of the body are formed from braided sweetgrass, as is the lip of the lid. The inner portion of the lid is formed from dyed ash spints. This basket is of Native American manufacture, most likely for the tourist souvenir trade.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1930
Splints dyed with aniline dyes
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
ash (wood)
grass (plant material)
weaving
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
BASKET
baskets (containers)
grass (plant material)
Straw
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
3 (H), 5.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2156AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18030

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