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Gathering Basket

1927.2201 (RS221492)

Description

Small, ash splint gathering basket with carved handle. Square bottom, vertical sides, and round rim. Ash splint wicker weave with a checker weave base. The inner rim is carved wood with an outer, splint rim held in place with a single ash splint lash.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1920
Inscriptions
"Sent by Miss E M Stone 1908" (handwritten)
Location of origin
New England
Material
ash (wood)
carving (processes)
weaving
Object type
Agricultural T&E; Harvesting Equipment
Places
New England (United States) [general region]
Probably Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Basket, Gathering
berry baskets
carving (processes)
Container, Crop
gathering baskets
Splint
weaving
Dimensions
8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 (HxWxD), 5 5/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.2201
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
67267

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