Large Ash Splint Basket with Wood Handle
This Basket Large Ash with Wood Handle will make an attractive storage container or addition to your basket collection. The basketmaker created this basket with natural ash wood splints. He or she incorporated Brown, Yellow and Green splints into the design. A wood handle makes it easy to carry. You will see fading of the colored splints on the outside and minimal splits in some of the splints. The bottom remains intact, though dusty. Someone wrote ‘1936’ on the bottom in pencil. This basket stands 11″ high (not including the handle) x 16″ x 10″. We got the basket from a collection. It is in good, usable condition. One of a Kind!
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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