Fancy Basket with Cover

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1930-1940

GUSN

GUSN-37509

Description

Covered, cylindrical "fancy" basket of woven ash splint and sweetgrass. Body of basket (a) is woven from ash splints in alternating thick and thin weavers with overlaid "diamond" curlicues swabbed pink. Cover (b) is ash splint plain and curlicue weave with a sweetgrass rim.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"11/5 OK 11/5" (handwritten)
"50 c" with "73c" crossed out (handwritten)

Associated Building

Fowler House Main House,

Maker

Attributed to Wabanaki peoples (Basket maker)

Location of Origin

New England

Object Type

Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear

Dimensions

8 1/2 (H), 6 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Fowler House Estate

Accession Number

1934.2997AB

Date

1930-1940 (commercial dye)

Places

New England (United States) [general region]