Traditional Grain Storage II

Created by
Jackson, Mary A., American, born 1945
Date
2014
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
Medium
sweetgrass, pine needles, bulrush and palmetto
Dimensions
H x W x D (2015.50.1ab): 11 7/8 × 18 1/2 × 15 3/4 in. (30.2 × 47 × 40 cm)
H x W x D (2014.50.1a): 10 3/8 × 18 1/2 × 14 7/8 in. (26.4 × 47 × 37.8 cm)
H x W x D (2015.50.1b): 2 5/8 × 15 3/4 × 15 3/4 in. (6.7 × 40 × 40 cm)
Description
A traditional sweet-grass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The basket is wide and has a round shape that tapers slightly at the top. It has a flat bottom. The basket has two handles and a removable lid (2015.50.1b). The lid rests on top and has a narrow lip. The basket features different striations of color consisting of lighter and darker colored sweet-grass.
Place made
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place
West Africa, Africa
Central Africa, Africa
United States, Sea Islands, North and Central America
Classification
Visual Arts
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
baskets
Topic
Agriculture
Art
Communities
Craftsmanship
Folklife
Foodways
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.50.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f8218563-fa2c-4ade-8ad7-0877e7d4f5f3
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