Fancy Hanging Basket

Fancy Hanging Basket


Region / Tribe: Northeastern Woodlands, Maine / Penobscot - Abenaki

Circa: Late 19th Century

Material: Ash splint

Dimension: H. 36” x W. 15”

Condition: Overall very good, some splint loss to curlicues, no restoration

Collection History: Acquired at a Conn. Estate Auction


-Phillips, Dr. Ruth B. Trading Identities: The Souvenir in Native North American Art From the Northeast, 1700 - 1900. University of Washington Press, 1998.

Comments: A large and remarkable tour-de-force of whimsical “fancy basketry”.

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