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Artist:
Lynette Youson, born Charleston, SC 1964  Search this
Medium:
sweetgrass, bulrush, pine needles, and palmetto fronds
Dimensions:
3 1/2 x 24 1/8 in. diam. (8.9 x 61.3 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Crafts
Date:
2002
Exhibition Label:
Much of the elegance of this basket is derived from its utilitarian form. The fanner basket is among the most traditional and earliest coiled baskets made by African Americans and was used to separate rice grains from husks. Lynette Youson began to sew scraps of grass at her great-grandmother's side when she was only five, and continues this family tradition today.
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Martha G. Ware and Steven R. Cole
Object number:
2011.47.76
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor, Room 207
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2011.47.76