Contemporary Brown Split Ash Basket with Curls
This Basket Ash Brown Contemporary needs a special place in your collection! The basket maker used natural Ash splints interspersed with warm Brown and light Green splints. She covered the outside of the Basket with natural colored curls. Around the edge of the lid and the top of the basket, the basket maker wove Sweetgrass strands. The crafter wrapped a few bits of ash splints together to create a handle for the lid. This basket stands about 2.5 inches tall. The top diameter measures 3.5 inches. It is in new condition! One of a Kind!
Native American tribes in the Northeast make baskets out of many materials including birch bark, split wood of ash trees and sweetgrass, the strongest being those made from the wood of brown or black ash trees, known as basket trees. Native American ash baskets are a type of traditional basket. Various Native American tribes use ash tree splints as the primary weaving material. These baskets are known for their strength, flexibility, and intricate weaving techniques. Ash baskets play a significant part in Native American culture. People use them for various purposes, including carrying and storing food, gathering materials, and as trade items.
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