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Storage Basket

1924.666AB (RS223342)

Description

Square, tightly woven wood splint storage basket with square, checker weave cover. Basket body is made of alternating horizontal wide and thin weavers. Thin weavers are alternately swabbed blue and red. Wide weavers are stamped with dot-and-circle design. Alternating standards are swabbed yellow and stamped with stylized floral motif. The splint coloring and stamping pattern is present on both body and cover. The basket and cover interior was once lined with printed paper that notes "Mr. Calhoun" and his debates. Native American made.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1860
Location of origin
New England
Material
stamp-decorated
weaving
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Storage Equipment
Places
Groton (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
New England (United States) [general region]
Descriptive terms
Basket, Food Storage
baskets (containers)
Splint
stamp-decorated
storage baskets
weaving
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
8 x 11 x 11 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1924.666AB
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
25304

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