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Fancy Basket

1934.2992AB (RS221030)

Description

An ash splint "fancy basket" with plain, checkerweave lid and wrapped, crossed hoop handles attached at the center of the body rather than the ends. The basket body is embellished with a fancy curlicue "wart" weave over most of its surface. The rim has an elaborate lace edge that stands nearly an inch vertically.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Wabanaki peoples (Maker)
Date
1900
Circa
Inscriptions
"68" (Written in pencil on inside of lid and bottom of basket)
Location of origin
New England
Associated Building
Original To Fowler House Main House.
Material
ash (wood)
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Basket, Trinket
baskets (containers)
Dimensions
6 3/4 x 5 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.2992AB
Credit Line
Fowler House Estate
GUSN
37504

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