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Created by:
Mary A. Jackson, American, born 1945  Search this
Medium:
sweetgrass, pine needles, palmetto fronds
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 1/4 × 9 1/4 × 9 5/8 in. (21 × 23.5 × 24.5 cm)
Type:
baskets
Place made:
Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1991
Description:
A coiled sweetgrass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The short, open basket has a flat oval bottom and a handle. The large central handle is made up of the top three wales of the basket that curve upward from the lip and are sewn together across the top to form the handle. The basket is composed entirely of lighter-colored grasses that contrast only slightly with the palmetto wrappings.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Art  Search this
Communities  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Juliette Bethea in memory of Flora Wilson Bethea
Object number:
2017.82.11
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd576357501-62e5-46c2-9ef3-fd548af16902
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.82.11