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Object description

  • Betsy Johnson (African American)
  • Basket, before 1944
  • Grass, pine needle, palmetto
  • Charleston, South Carolina, Southeastern United States
  • H: 2 5/8 in, dia.: 8 5/8 in (H: 6.7 cm, dia.: 21.9 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Edward D. Lovejoy, 1944
  • E24378


This is a round, covered basket, made with a coiled weave. The coils are made of salt grass with the exception of two in the cover which are made of pine needles. Each coil is tightly bound with palmetto leaves.