Basket

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1868-1933

GUSN

GUSN-5704

Description

This round lidded sewing basket is made from sweetgrass and ash splints. It has alternating horizontal bands of braided and unbraided sweetgrass; a center band, wide vertical stripes are darker colored; lip of basket formed by several unbraided bands of sweetgrass held in place by a single lash of ash splint; lid pattern corresponds; single central handle is braided, rising slightly in center.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
weaving
grass (plant material)
ash (wood)
Wicker
Braided
BASKET, NEEDLEWORK

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

4.25 (H), 9.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.965

Places

Probably