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Storage Basket with Cover

1934.2593AB (RS223068)

Description

Rectangular wood splint storage basket with straight sides and cover. Checker weave pattern. Basket sides woven with two wide weavers, swabbed pink, divided by band of three narrow weavers. Alternating side standards are swabbed red. A strip of carved wood re-inforces the rim interior. It is attached to the basket body and an exterior splint with a single binding splint. The cover has standards of approximately the same width that alternate colored (black, possibly yellow) and natural. Weaver widths are symmetrical from the center of the cover outward starting with two narrow weavers at the center of the cover and varying in widths to form pleasing pattern. The weavers appear to have been colored but now greatly faded. Probably Native American made.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
New England
Material
weaving
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Storage Equipment
Places
Probably New England (United States) [general region]
Descriptive terms
Basket, Food Storage
storage baskets
weaving
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.2593AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morse and Miss Eleanor Hooper Jones
GUSN
37311

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