Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1900

GUSN

GUSN-18047

Description

This large rectangular basket is woven from ash splints-- naturally colored and swabbed blue and green-- in a checker plainweave pattern. It has carved wooden handles set at the short ends of the rectangle and a carved wood rim held in place with a single ash splint lash. The weaver used smaller splints to form the base, with wider splints forming the weavers on the sides. This basket is of Native American manufacture.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
ash (wood)
dye
Woven
BASKET

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5.5 x 18 x 13 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2173