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

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]