sweetgrass, pine needles, palmetto fronds, bulrush
H x W x D: 18 11/16 × 16 15/16 × 15 15/16 in. (47.5 × 43 × 40.5 cm)
Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
A coiled sweetgrass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The round, shallow basket has a flat bottom and a tall central handle. The sides of the basket angle sharply so that the middle of the body is the widest part of the basket. The lip of the basket slopes inward towards the center, creating a round, narrow opening at the top. Just below the lip, two coils rise up from the front and back of the body and are sewn together in a tall arch across the top of the basket to form the handle. The body is sewn with darker-colored pine needles to contrast with the lighter-colored top, lip, and handle.