Basket Ash Side Handles
Large Round Ash Basket with Cover and Side Handles
This Basket Ash Side Handles will complement your decor and provide storage space! The basket maker used narrow natural Ash splints interspersed with warm Brown, Green and Purple splints. He or she created small side handles with curls of heavier pieces of ash wood. The cover does not have a handle. The colored splints on the cover have faded on the outside. You can see the original colors on the inside. We got the basket from a collection. There are a few minor cracks in the splints. Structurally it is in very good condition. The basket stands about 7.5 inches tall. The top diameter measures 12.5 inches. 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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