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1998.2157 (RS24309)

Description

This square basket has a square, hinged lid that is set at a 45 degree angle from the sides of the basket, giving the basket a "diamond" orientation with a square opening. This form is often called a "handkerchief basket." It is woven with ash splints and sweetgrass and has a pair of small rings set at the bottom of the lid and on the base to form a closure. The lid is hinged with a pair of green ribbon ties. The entire box was woven first in a wide, loose checkerweave from wide ash splints. The artist then filled in the top "points" of the "diamond" with a second, narrow set of splint weavers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1900
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
ash (wood)
textile components
weaving
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
BASKET
baskets (containers)
Cotton
Straw
textile components
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
1.5 x 8 x 7.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2157
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18031

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