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Bonnet Basket

1930.869 (RS221668)

Description

Small, hinged basket used to carry and store a lady's cap. Round woven basket with conforming lid. Woven with narrow, natural colored wood splints in radiating checker and twill weave. Two loop handles and hook and eye closure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
"This is a cap basket. / to carry a cap when visiting" (handwritten)
Material
reed (grass, material)
weaving
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Bag, Carrying
baskets (containers)
caps (headgear)
handbags
Purse
reed (grass, material)
weaving
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/2 (D), 8 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.869
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
25309
Related Items
Title Bonnet Basket Accession number 1944.110 Relationship Similar form.
Title Bonnet Basket Accession number 1988.497.2

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