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Storage Basket

1934.3003AB (RS223150)

Description

A round ash splint basket (a) with ear-shaped loop handles, round base and cover (b). The body of the basket is woven from groups of alternating thick and thin weavers. The center weaver is swabbed blue-green, while alternating thin weavers and spoke standards are swabbed with indigo. The loop handles are attached vertically in the center of the body, one at each side. The lid is thin "wicker" weave, with blue-green and indigo swabbed spokes and weavers. The rim of the basket body is splint exterior and carved wood interior, held in place with a single ash splint lash.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Penobscot people (Basket maker)
Date
1840
date inscription
Inscriptions
"M L Fowler Aug 16, 1840" (handwritten)
Location of origin
New England
Material
ash (wood)
weaving
Object type
Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Storage Equipment
Places
New England (United States) [general region]
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Basket, Food Storage
storage baskets
weaving
Dimensions
9 (H), 11 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.3003AB
Credit Line
Fowler House Estate
GUSN
37514

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