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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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1.
Coiled basket
Coiled basket Small orange and black coiled raffia basket with lid. Origin Labe, Guinea.
2.
Coiled grass basket
Coiled grass basket Conical coiled grass basket with green spiral decoration of died raffia; base flares outward for two rows that were added on; origin East Africa.
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Coiled grass basket
Coiled grass basket Coiled grass basket with conical lid; lid tightly woven with raffia, top twelve rows dyed black; bottom has black geometric pattern, rest of basket is natural; possible origin is Central Africa.
4.
Coiled basket
Coiled basket Small coiled basket and lid, tightly woven with a smooth finish; red exterior, gold interior; origin Ituri rainforest.
5.
Coiled grass basket
Coiled grass basket Conical coiled grass basket with violet, blue, and green spiral decoration of died raffia; origin East Africa.
6.
Coiled basket
Coiled basket Deep coiled basket with alternating black and brown pattern; origin Rwanda.
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Coiled beaded basket
Coiled beaded basket Coiled basked with lid; has beaded cover of blue, yellow, green, red, and white beads in diamond designs, beaded knob on top, tightly woven; resembles sweetgrass baskets of the South Carolina lowcountry; origin Luo people of Kenya.
8.
Calabash cover
Calabash cover Coiled raffia basket lid used as a calabash cover. Origin Dalaba, Guinea.
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Calabash cover
Calabash cover Coiled raffia basket lid used as a calabash cover. Origin Dalaba, Guinea.
10.
Sweetgrass basket with handles
Sweetgrass basket with handles Coiled sweetgrass basket with two handles. Made with sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.
11.
Traditional oval sweetgrass basket
Traditional oval sweetgrass basket Coiled oval basket with twisted rim made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.
12.
Decorative sweetgrass wall pocket
Decorative sweetgrass wall pocket Coiled decorative sweetgrass wall pocket hanging shaped like a fish with fins and a tail; oval basket attaches to center section. Made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.
13.
Raffia basket
Raffia basket Yellow, violet, and natural coiled raffia basket; repetitive geometric decorations in natural raffia within violet bands, edge is three rows of tightly woven material, plain underside; origin Uganda.
14.
Raffia basket
Raffia basket Yellow, violet, and natural coiled raffia basket with two handles; tray-shaped, repetitive geometric decorations in natural raffia within violet bands, edge is three rows of tightly woven material with handles on either side, plain underside; origin Uganda.
15.
Raffia basket
Raffia basket Yellow, violet, and natural coiled raffia basket; repetitive geometric decorations in natural raffia within violet bands, edge is three rows of tightly woven material, plain underside; origin Uganda.
16.
Charm
Charm Charm, coiled in the shape and design of a snake; used by snake charmers to deflate head of cobra; origin Varanasi (Benares).
17.
Pipe
Pipe Clay pipe with long wooden stem; design engraved around bowl, copper coiled around end of stem; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Mbuti people.
18.
Left-handed sweetgrass fruit basket
Left-handed sweetgrass fruit basket Coiled, oblong fruit basket with cross handle made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. This basket was created by a left-handed artist, visually evident by the slant of the palmetto leaf wraps. The wraps in a right-handed basket typically slant to the left, while the wraps in this basket slant to the right.
19.
Round bulrush basket
Round bulrush basket Thick coiled round basket of bulrush fastened with palmetto leaf. Although this is a contemporary basket, it is a very old form; few basketmakers use bulrush today because it is extremely tough to work.
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Sweetgrass waste basket
Sweetgrass waste basket Coiled sweetgrass waste basket made of sweetgrass, pine needle, and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaf.