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Object Name Basket
Artist Poss. Penobscot Tribe
Year Range from 1880.0
Year Range to 1900.0
Place of Origin Poss. Maine
Description Woven rectangular basket with lid. The bottom is composed of wide strips of ash splint continuously woven to form four seamless sides and the bottom. At the top are two thinner pieces of ash which sandwich the raw woven edge and are bound by one thinner piece spiraling around the four sides. Decorations are painted or stenciled on the surface in pink and brown/gray. The long sides are decorated with hearts and lines surrounded by feathery designs. The short ends contain candlestick-like motifs. In each of the four corners are a row of leaf shapes, alternating in pink and brown. The lid is constructed in the same manner as the bottom, except that the sides are shorter. On the top of the lid are four pink and brown flowers and arcs are painted in pink around the sides.
Accession Number 1980.826.a-b