Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1850-1920

GUSN

GUSN-67255

Description

Rectangular tray made from ash splint and sweetgrass. The base is ash splint in a checker or plain weave. The sides are braided sweetgrass weavers and ash splint standards. The rim is made from bunched sweetgrass on the exterior and a splint interior, held in place by a single lash of ash splint.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
ash (wood)
sweetgrass (material)
weaving
Basket, Household
Splint
Basket, Household

Maker

Wabanaki peoples (Maker)

Location of Origin

New England

Object Type

Household Accessories; Storage & Display Accessories

Dimensions

1 1/2 x 9 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1927.2167

Places

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