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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: 16 1/4 × 17 1/4 × 17 1/4 in. (41.3 × 43.8 × 43.8 cm)
Type:
baskets
Place made:
Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1996
Description:
A coiled sweetgrass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The basket has a wide and shallow circular body with a tall central handle. The handle is composed of three coils that split to form four coils at each end sewn into the top of the basket at four points. The bottom of the basket is flat with sides that curve sharply at the outer edge to create the wide, shallow body. The basket is composed mostly of lighter-colored grasses, with a narrow band of darker pine needles around the wide top and another narrow band of pine needles around the narrow bottom center.
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
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:
2017.82.13
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
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ddc5a3d6-1863-4a3a-a18e-5f81e4683aa8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.82.13