Posted 6 years ago
This is a purse basket I got years ago, it was made in Maine by one of the Wabanaki tribes. It is still in great condition for it's age, it was probably made around 1910-1920 or before. This is the second basket I have gotten that has the Sweet Grass dyed as well as the Brown Ash splints. The other basket I have like that is a very old Urchin basket (around 1880) that has the Sweet Grass painted a mauve colored pink. This basket is 9 inches tall, by 7 inches wide. The splints are the smallest size, only 1/32nd of an inch wide and there is one place where there is a splint missing on the inside of the basket. I would think the break would be in the crook where the purse comes together to be closed but it is perfect there. Very nice example and I am happy to have this in my collection.
Enjoy the pics:)