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Accession number 2007.9
Catalog Number 2007.9.2
Object Name Basket
Description Large sweetgrass basket with female doll head on lid. The coiled sweetgrass is wrapped with pink, orange, red and maroon cotton embroidery thread in a chevron stitch. Other stepped geometric designs are created on the sides of the basket with sweetgrass sections wrapped tightly with cotton thread. There is a circle of palmetto fiber in the center of the lid and bottom of the basket. The female doll head has a black fabric wrapped form on her head indicating Seminole hair style. Her face is made out of stuffed palmetto fiber. Her eyes and mouth are indicated with stitches of cotton thread. The doll's neck is wraped in three strands of opalescent plastic beads. She has two long dangles the same beads for her earrings.
Artist Alice Osceola??
Dimensions H-16 W-16.75 Cir-56 inches
Collection Baskets
Imagefile 021\200792-2.JPG