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African American Art -... (3)
Basket Making -- South... (3)
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November 2006 (3)

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Costen, Vanessa (1)
Lee, Jeannette (1)
Bennett, Ida Mae (1)

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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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All-purpose sweetgrass basket
All-purpose sweetgrass basket Circular all-purpose sweetgrass basket with decorative sides; contains alternating rows of pine needle and sweetgrass accented with pine knots; sewn with palmetto leaf; distinctive style is known as the "elephant ear" design.
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Sweetgrass fruit bowl
Sweetgrass fruit bowl Sweetgrass fruit basket with star handle; accented with rows of pine needle and sewn with palmetto leaf; bottom reads "Vanessa Costen Nov. 2006."
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Sweetgrass rice fanner with pine knots
Sweetgrass rice fanner with pine knots Circular, flat sweetgrass basket with a handle made of pine needles wrapped in palmetto leaves; basket contains accents of pine needles throughout and artist has incorporated decorative pine knots; center of basket contains a combination of sweetgrass, pine needles, and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaf; label on back reads "HAND MADE BY Ida Mae Bennett."