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1949.902 (RS120012)

Description

Cylindrical body of natural colored woven straw with recessed circular bottom. Exterior with rich brown stylistically painted animal motif (possibly a beaver or bear) and stepped geometric borders.

Details

Maker
Possibly Plains Indians (Maker)
Date
1900-1991
Inscriptions
Underside of base, in black ink: ""PCS QTY"".
Location of origin
USA, Southwestern
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
grass (plant material)
painting (coating)
straw (plant material)
weaving
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
animals
BASKET
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Geometric
geometric patterns
Grass
grass (plant material)
Mythical Animal
Native American
Native Americans
Painted
painting (coating)
Straw
straw (plant material)
Tourism
tourism
wastebaskets
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
10.125 (H), 8.875 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.902
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7716

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