Native American ash splint market basket (1880-1900)

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Native American woven ash splint basket with carved & bent loop handle flattened at the apex. The rim of the basket is comprised of two carved & bent ash splints with ash stays, woven from either side of the rim making a woven splint base for the basket. The sides have a double band of 1/8" splines woven into the strays, over two 1/2" bands  which accent the rim. Below the 1/2" bands the weave reverts to 1/8" splines  to the base of the basket.  

Native American, Winnebago / Ho-Chunk, circa 1900.

Condition: Some small losses, paint transfer, and marks throughout. Wear commensurate with age and use.

Materials: American Ash

Dimensions: 16" L x 10-1/2" W x 8-1/2" H  (plus a 5" carved and bent loop handle)

SKU: 9554

Tear sheets are available on request. 


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