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Fancy Basket with Cover

1934.2997AB (RS221970)

Description

Covered, cylindrical "fancy" basket of woven ash splint and sweetgrass. Body of basket (a) is woven from ash splints in alternating thick and thin weavers with overlaid "diamond" curlicues swabbed pink. Cover (b) is ash splint plain and curlicue weave with a sweetgrass rim.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Wabanaki peoples (Basket maker)
Date
1930-1940
commercial dye
Inscriptions
"11/5 OK 11/5" (handwritten)
"50 c" with "73c" crossed out (handwritten)
Location of origin
New England
Associated Building
Fowler House Main House.
Material
ash (wood)
grass (plant material)
weaving
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Places
New England (United States) [general region]
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Basket, Trinket
baskets (containers)
grass (plant material)
weaving
Dimensions
8 1/2 (H), 6 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.2997AB
Credit Line
Fowler House Estate
GUSN
37509

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