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1927.2179 (RS221971)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
Possibly Wabanaki peoples (Basket maker)
Date
1800-1900
hand-cut splints normally point earlier, but pink and blue point to 20th century.
Inscriptions
"sent by E [A Robbins Stone]" (Handwritten on tag. Half of tag torn off, missing.)
Location of origin
New England
Material
ash (wood)
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
weaving
Object type
Container
Places
New England (United States) [general region]
Probably Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Basket
baskets (containers)
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
weaving
Dimensions
5 3/8 x 12 1/8 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.2179
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
67245

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