Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1930

GUSN

GUSN-18030

Description

Round basket made from ash splints and sweetgrass. Splint sides are dyed orange and woven in a flattened diamond pattern. The base and the lip of the body are formed from braided sweetgrass, as is the lip of the lid. The inner portion of the lid is formed from dyed ash spints. This basket is of Native American manufacture, most likely for the tourist souvenir trade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
ash (wood)
grass (plant material)
weaving
Straw
Woven
BASKET

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

3 (H), 5.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2156AB

Date

1890-1930 (Splints dyed with aniline dyes)