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Yarn Basket

1934.1356 (RS221017)

Description

Egg-shaped basket made of woven splints and grass, with two bands of dark braided grass. The basket has a hinged lid reinforced by rims made with wicker. A metal ring latch is attached at the front of the lid and there is a hole in the top where yarn or string kept inside the basket could exit during knitting. A large round wicker handle, made to fit over the wrest, is attached to the top. There are two balls of yarn, one pink and one white.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Knitting basket for yarn" (on piece of paper inside basket)
Material
grass (plant material)
splints (lighting devices)
straw (plant material)
wicker
Object type
Containers
Descriptive terms
Basket
baskets (containers)
grass (plant material)
sewing baskets
splints (lighting devices)
straw (plant material)
wicker
Dimensions
6 1/2 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.1356
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Caroline M. Smith
GUSN
25311

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