This rectangular basket is made from ash splint. The basket base is checkerweave rising to pink-swabbed standards. The weavers are swabbed blue. The splints are hand cut with a knife rather than a splint gauge. Rims are splint, held in place with a single ash splint lashing.
Possibly Wabanaki peoples (Basket maker)
hand-cut splints normally point earlier, but pink and blue point to 20th century.
"sent by E [A Robbins Stone]" (Handwritten on tag. Half of tag torn off, missing.)
- Location of origin
- New England
- Object type
New England (United States) [general region]
Probably Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
- Descriptive terms
- 5 3/8 x 12 1/8 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone