Basket with Lid
1 5/8 x 3 x 3 in. (4.1 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Unknown, Native American
Medium and Support:
Gift of Miss Helen C. Ellwanger
Location: Currently on view
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]