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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 (2017.82.6ab): 2 15/16 × 11 1/4 × 11 1/4 in. (7.5 × 28.5 × 28.5 cm)
H x W x D (2017.82.6a): 2 11/16 × 10 11/16 × 10 11/16 in. (6.8 × 27.2 × 27.2 cm)
H x W x D (2017.82.6b): 1 × 11 1/4 × 11 1/4 in. (2.5 × 28.5 × 28.5 cm)
Type:
baskets
Place made:
Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1991
Description:
A coiled sweetgrass cake basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The round, shallow basket (2017.82.6a) has a flat bottom and a removable lid (2017.82.6b) with rim that fits over top. Both the top of the lid and the bottom of the basket feature the same pattern: a center circle of darker colored pine needles surrounded by a wide band of lighter colored sweetgrass, then a narrow band of pine needles with French knots at regular intervals, another wide band of sweetgrass, another ring of pine needles with French knots, then a final ring of sweetgrass that extends to the sides of the basket and the rim of the lid.
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:
2017.82.6ab
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/fd5ff3cc72d-acfc-483f-99c6-977d9e2b6f2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.82.6ab