Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1860-1900

GUSN

GUSN-18031

Description

This square basket has a square, hinged lid that is set at a 45 degree angle from the sides of the basket, giving the basket a "diamond" orientation with a square opening. This form is often called a "handkerchief basket." It is woven with ash splints and sweetgrass and has a pair of small rings set at the bottom of the lid and on the base to form a closure. The lid is hinged with a pair of green ribbon ties. The entire box was woven first in a wide, loose checkerweave from wide ash splints. The artist then filled in the top "points" of the "diamond" with a second, narrow set of splint weavers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
weaving
ash (wood)
textile components
Straw
Cotton
Woven
BASKET

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

1.5 x 8 x 7.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2157