Untitled with Handle

Created by
Jackson, Mary A., American, born 1945
Date
1996
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
Medium
sweetgrass, pine needles, palmetto fronds
Dimensions
H x W x D: 16 1/4 × 17 1/4 × 17 1/4 in. (41.3 × 43.8 × 43.8 cm)
Title
Basket
Description
A coiled sweetgrass basket made by Mary A. Jackson. The basket has a wide and shallow circular body with a tall central handle. The handle is composed of three coils that split to form four coils at each end sewn into the top of the basket at four points. The bottom of the basket is flat with sides that curve sharply at the outer edge to create the wide, shallow body. The basket is composed mostly of lighter-colored grasses, with a narrow band of darker pine needles around the wide top and another narrow band of pine needles around the narrow bottom center.
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
2017.82.13
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ddc5a3d6-1863-4a3a-a18e-5f81e4683aa8