Posted 6 years ago
This is a "Strawberry" basket, made by a member of the Wabanaki tribes around 1930-1940. It was made of wood splints from the Ash Tree and also Sweet Grass is used for the center weave in the lid, and also is lashed to the rims of the top and bottom. This basket was made using a "curly" style of weave, and is not easy to do. The splints can break while the artist is weaving and they must be careful not to put too much pressure on the wood.
This basket measures about 5 inches in diameter with the lid a bit bigger than the bottom. It is about 4 1/2 in height and has no damage. This basket came from an estate and the color is still very vibrant, with the outside of the basket just as colorful as the inside. This basket has been added to my ever growing collection, enjoy the pics :)