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1927.2158 (RS221483)

Description

Bowl-shaped ash splint basket with round base, flared sides and opposing splint loop handles attached to carved wood rim. The basket has one wide yellow weaver below the rim. The rest of the weavers are narrow. There are several rows of yellow (now mostly faded) weavers at mid-body, a green weaver above the base, and alternating natural and black standards. Probably Algonquin (American Indian).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Location of origin
New England
Material
ash (wood)
painting (coating)
weaving
Object type
Containers
Places
New England (United States) [general region]
Probably Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Basket
baskets (containers)
painting (coating)
weaving
Dimensions
4 5/8 (H), 9 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.2158
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
67232

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