Yarn Basket

Collection Type

  • Textiles

GUSN

GUSN-25311

Description

Egg-shaped basket made of woven splints and grass, with two bands of dark braided grass. The basket has a hinged lid reinforced by rims made with wicker. A metal ring latch is attached at the front of the lid and there is a hole in the top where yarn or string kept inside the basket could exit during knitting. A large round wicker handle, made to fit over the wrest, is attached to the top. There are two balls of yarn, one pink and one white.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sewing baskets
baskets (containers)
splints (lighting devices)
straw (plant material)
grass (plant material)
wicker
BasketBasket

Inscription

"Knitting basket for yarn" (on piece of paper inside basket)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Containers

Dimensions

6 1/2 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Caroline M. Smith

Accession Number

1934.1356