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Created by:
Mary A. Jackson, American, born 1945  Search this
Medium:
sweetgrass, bulrush, palmetto fronds, pine needles
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 × 22 × 22 in. (5.1 × 55.9 × 55.9 cm)
Type:
baskets
Place made:
Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1994
Description:
A coiled sweetgrass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The large, circular fanner basket has a flat bottom with sides extending just a few inches above the bottom to form a flat, shallow basket. The basket features different striations of lighter and darker colored grasses and pine needles in a uniform pattern radiating out from a center circle of darker pine needles.
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
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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:
2017.82.5
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/fd5409acbcf-689a-4823-a549-79a82b30deac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.82.5