New Design Basket

Created by
Jackson, Mary A., American, born 1945
Date
2016
Medium
sweetgrass, pine needles, palmetto fronds, bulrush
Dimensions
H x W x D: 18 11/16 × 16 15/16 × 15 15/16 in. (47.5 × 43 × 40.5 cm)
Description
A coiled sweetgrass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The round, shallow basket has a flat bottom and a tall central handle. The sides of the basket angle sharply so that the middle of the body is the widest part of the basket. The lip of the basket slopes inward towards the center, creating a round, narrow opening at the top. Just below the lip, two coils rise up from the front and back of the body and are sewn together in a tall arch across the top of the basket to form the handle. The body is sewn with darker-colored pine needles to contrast with the lighter-colored top, lip, and handle.
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
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
2017.82.12
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5187cd3d0-a5fe-47c1-bb65-d6c0a62785b9