Object photography

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Object description

  • Mohegan artist
  • Basket, mid-19th century
  • Wood, dye
  • Connecticut, Northeastern United States
  • L: 12 5/8 in, W: 9 7/8 in, D: 9 3/8 in (L: 32.1 cm, W: 25.1 cm, D: 23.8 cm)
  • E38225

TECHNIQUE

Weaving

DESCRIPTION

This is a rectangular storage basket with a cover. The basket is constructed with woven ash splints and decorated with two different potato stamp designs alternating horizontally across the entire outer surface. The designs include a diamond dot patten and a bulls eye with outer dot border. It apperas that the top of the basket became wet at some point.

Exhibition History

  • Uncommon Legacies: Native American Art from the Peabody Essex Museum, Washington State Historical Society; October 11, 2005 through February 09, 2006