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1971.965 (RS117919)

Description

This round lidded sewing basket is made from sweetgrass and ash splints. It has alternating horizontal bands of braided and unbraided sweetgrass; a center band, wide vertical stripes are darker colored; lip of basket formed by several unbraided bands of sweetgrass held in place by a single lash of ash splint; lid pattern corresponds; single central handle is braided, rising slightly in center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1933
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
ash (wood)
grass (plant material)
weaving
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
BASKET, NEEDLEWORK
Braided
grass (plant material)
needlework (visual works)
Probably ash (wood)
weaving
Wicker
Dimensions
4.25 (H), 9.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.965
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5704

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