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1998.2170 (RS24301)

Description

This shallow square basket with a hinged lid was woven from pink and green-dyed ash splints alternating with braided sweetgrass. A splint ring attached at the front of the lid forms the closure. The lips of the lid and basket are formed from bunched sweetgrass lashed in place with an ash splint. The base is formed from green-dyed splints in a checker weave. This box is of Native American manufacture, most likely for the tourist souvenir trade.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
ash (wood)
grass (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
BASKET
baskets (containers)
grass (plant material)
Straw
Woven
Dimensions
2.5 x 5.25 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2170
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18044

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