Fancy Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1920-1930

GUSN

GUSN-37501

Description

Square lidded "fancy" box made from ash splint and sweetgrass. The body of the box is plain-woven ash splint in alternating wide and narrow weavers, embellished with overlaid flat "diamond" curlicues dyed pink (now faded). The lid is plain-weave with rows of diamond curls. The rims of lid and box are sweetgrass bundles held in place with ash splint lashing. The lid and body are connected at back with ash splint hinges and open in front using a pair of ash splint-wrapped rings, one attached to the box body and the other to the lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
sewing baskets
ash (wood)
grass (plant material)
Basket, Trinket
Basket, Trinket

Associated Building

Original To Fowler House Main House,

Maker

Wabanaki peoples (Maker)

Credit Line

Fowler House Estate

Accession Number

1934.2987AB

Date

1920-1930 (commercial dye)