Object photography

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Object description

  • Houma artist
  • Basket, 19th century
  • Grass, palmetto
  • Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, Southeastern United States
  • H: 3 5/8 in, dia.: 5 in (H: 9.2 cm, dia.: 12.7 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1938
  • E23357

TECHNIQUE

Coiling

DESCRIPTION

This is a half-hitch coil basket made with coiled bundles of grass wrapped in what appears to be palmetto fiber. The outside surface is knobby with a whitish color.

Exhibition History

  • Power and Beauty: A New Native American Art Gallery at the Peabody Essex Museum, Peabody Essex Museum; 2003 through 2005