Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1860-1920

GUSN

GUSN-18043

Description

This round covered basket is woven from narrow ash splints and braided sweetgrass. The body is formed from naturally colored and dyed green and red splinits alternating in a "wicker"-type weave structure. The lip of the body and of the lid are embellished with braided sweetgrass woven in a series of tight twists or curlicues. A sweetgrass braided ring forms the lid handle at its center. The base rises from the edge to the center on the interior. This basket is of Native American manufacture, probably for the tourist souvenir trade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3.5 (H), 6.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2169AB