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1998.2173 (RS24320)

Description

This large rectangular basket is woven from ash splints-- naturally colored and swabbed blue and green-- in a checker plainweave pattern. It has carved wooden handles set at the short ends of the rectangle and a carved wood rim held in place with a single ash splint lash. The weaver used smaller splints to form the base, with wider splints forming the weavers on the sides. This basket is of Native American manufacture.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1900
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
ash (wood)
dye
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
BASKET
baskets (containers)
dye
Woven
Dimensions
5.5 x 18 x 13 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2173
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18047

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