Storage Basket with Cover

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-37311

Description

Rectangular wood splint storage basket with straight sides and cover. Checker weave pattern. Basket sides woven with two wide weavers, swabbed pink, divided by band of three narrow weavers. Alternating side standards are swabbed red. A strip of carved wood re-inforces the rim interior. It is attached to the basket body and an exterior splint with a single binding splint. The cover has standards of approximately the same width that alternate colored (black, possibly yellow) and natural. Weaver widths are symmetrical from the center of the cover outward starting with two narrow weavers at the center of the cover and varying in widths to form pleasing pattern. The weavers appear to have been colored but now greatly faded. Probably Native American made.

Details

Descriptive Terms

storage baskets
wood (plant material)
weaving
Basket, Food Storage
Basket, Food Storage

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New England

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morse and Miss Eleanor Hooper Jones

Accession Number

1934.2593AB

Places

Probably New England (United States) [general region]