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Culture: Abenaki
Covered Basket
about 1890
Maker:Made by Abenaki People , Native American
Plain-woven ash and grass
Primary Dimensions (height x width x depth): 9 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 5 3/4in. (24.1 x 12.1 x 14.6cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: Plain-woven ash and grass basket shaped like an acorn. The rim is double reinforced, with flat interior and exterior reinforcement. The basket has wrapped ring handles. Decorative wart weaving and walnut (possibly dye) ornament the basket and give it the color and shape of an acorn. The cover (.b), is left a natural color and imitates the top cap of an acorn. Two small ring handles attach to the top of the cover; a very large ring handle is run through the small ones.
Object Number: 1950.485.0a,b
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