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Created by:
Mary A. Jackson, American, born 1945  Search this
Medium:
sweetgrass, bulrush, palmetto fronds
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24 1/2 × 15 × 5 in. (62.2 × 38.1 × 12.7 cm)
Type:
baskets
Place made:
Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1990
Description:
A coiled sweetgrass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The large shallow basket is oval in shape with a flat bottom and a wide rim that extends over the top of the basket to make it slightly enclosed. The basket features different striations of color made by contrasting the lighter palmetto binding around the darker grasses in a symmetrical pattern.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
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Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
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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:
2017.82.2
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/fd5d19a2dc1-a7af-427e-afad-d5d326ed71a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.82.2