Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1850-1920

GUSN

GUSN-67233

Description

Round ash splint basket with round base and slightly ballooned sides. The basket body is woven from narrow weavers in a "wicker" pattern with a band of wider weavers, some woven in a "diamond" curl overlay pattern at the mid-section. The basket likely had a cover which is no longer extant. The rim is a carved wooden hoop on the interior and splint on the exterior, held in place with a single ash splint binder.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
ash (wood)
weaving
Basket
Basket

Maker

Attributed to Wabanaki peoples (Maker)

Location of Origin

New England

Dimensions

5 1/2 (H), 8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1927.2159

Places

Possibly Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
New England (United States) [general region]