Waste Basket

Date

1900-1991

GUSN

GUSN-7716

Description

Cylindrical body of natural colored woven straw with recessed circular bottom. Exterior with rich brown stylistically painted animal motif (possibly a beaver or bear) and stepped geometric borders.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wastebaskets
grass (plant material)
painting (coating)
straw (plant material)
weaving
figure- and animal-derived motifs
animals
geometric patterns
grass (plant material)
Native American
tourism
Straw
Grass
Woven
Painted
Mythical Animal
Geometric
Native Americans
Tourism
BASKET

Inscription

Underside of base, in black ink: ""PCS QTY"".

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Possibly Plains Indians (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA, Southwestern

Dimensions

10.125 (H), 8.875 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.902