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1927.2159 (RS221666)

Description

Round ash splint basket with round base and slightly ballooned sides. The basket body is woven from narrow weavers in a "wicker" pattern with a band of wider weavers, some woven in a "diamond" curl overlay pattern at the mid-section. The basket likely had a cover which is no longer extant. The rim is a carved wooden hoop on the interior and splint on the exterior, held in place with a single ash splint binder.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Wabanaki peoples (Maker)
Date
1850-1920
Location of origin
New England
Material
ash (wood)
weaving
Object type
Containers
Places
New England (United States) [general region]
Possibly Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Basket
baskets (containers)
weaving
Dimensions
5 1/2 (H), 8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.2159
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
67233

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