Basket w/ handle

Basket w/ handle

Wicker - plain plaited. Materials: warp - eastern white oak; weft - ash or hickory - stained w/ oil. Handle and rim - eastern white oak. Design elements: none. Hemishperical "melon" basket with a splint handle. Handle element is a hoop that goes all the way around the basket serving as a foundation on the bottom half and as the handle on the top half. The rim is made of two elements - one split and one round rod. Both are lashed to the basket body with the weft material.
  • Object: Basket w/ handle
  • Artist: Unknown
  • Circa: Unknown
  • Dimensions: W: 12 3/4" x 14"; H: 12 1/2" w/ handle
  • Culture Area: Southeast (N.Carolina)
  • Cultural Group: Cherokee (Qualla)
  • Cultural Context: -
  • Donor: Michael & Diana Holloway
  • Catalog #: 96.003