Table Tray Basket with Handle

Created by
Jackson, Mary A., American, born 1945
Date
ca. 1991
Medium
sweetgrass, pine needles, palmetto fronds
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 1/4 × 9 1/4 × 9 5/8 in. (21 × 23.5 × 24.5 cm)
Description
A coiled sweetgrass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The short, open basket has a flat oval bottom and a handle. The large central handle is made up of the top three wales of the basket that curve upward from the lip and are sewn together across the top to form the handle. The basket is composed entirely of lighter-colored grasses that contrast only slightly with the palmetto wrappings.
Place made
Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Visual Arts
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
baskets
Topic
American South
Art
Communities
Craftsmanship
Design
Domestic life
Folklife
Foodways
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
2017.82.11
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd576357501-62e5-46c2-9ef3-fd548af16902