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Basket with Lid

1 5/8 x 3 x 3 in. (4.1 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Unknown, Native American
Native American

Object Type: Basketry
Medium and Support: Grasses
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen C. Ellwanger
Accession Number: 1976.151a-b
Location: Currently on view
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Whether for gathering, carrying or storing, the forms of most baskets announce their function. This lidded basket would have been ideal for the tourist trade - small, easily transportable, and the perfect container for trinkets. It’s made by the technique of coiling, with bundles of grasses used as the foundation for the coils.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

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