Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1900

GUSN

GUSN-67245

Description

This rectangular basket is made from ash splint. The basket base is checkerweave rising to pink-swabbed standards. The weavers are swabbed blue. The splints are hand cut with a knife rather than a splint gauge. Rims are splint, held in place with a single ash splint lashing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
ash (wood)
weaving
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
Basket

Inscription

"sent by E [A Robbins Stone]" (Handwritten on tag. Half of tag torn off, missing.)

Maker

Possibly Wabanaki peoples (Basket maker)

Location of Origin

New England

Dimensions

5 3/8 x 12 1/8 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1927.2179

Date

1800-1900 (hand-cut splints normally point earlier, but pink and blue point to 20th century.)

Places

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