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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Trinity basket
Trinity basket Oval sweetgrass basket with seven sets of pine knots (called "love knots") which are visible only from the outside; basket is accented with rows of pine needle; also contains bulrush; sewn with palmetto leaf; bottom reads "Anne Scott 2006."
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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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Oblong sweetgrass basket
Oblong sweetgrass basket Oblong basket on a pedestal base; predominantly sweetgrass with some rows of pine needle, which are mostly visible from the inside; bottom of basket reads "Henrietta Snype 2006."
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Cross handle sweetgrass basket
Cross handle sweetgrass basket Coiled sweetgrass basket with cross handle; made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Sweetgrass bread basket
Sweetgrass bread basket Traditional bread basket made predominantly of sweetgrass with accents of bulrush and pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Sweetgrass milk jug
Sweetgrass milk jug Coiled basket made with sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. The basket is in the shape of a milk jug with no handles.
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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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Bulrush hamper
Bulrush hamper Thick coiled bulrush basket sewn with palmetto leaf; possibly contains oak splits. 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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Multicolored sweetgrass basket
Multicolored sweetgrass basket Multi-colored basket made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Sweetgrass is natural and dyed blue, orange, and red. A wrapped hinge is sewn into the bottom for hanging purposes.
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Sweetgrass rice fanner with wrapped edge
Sweetgrass rice fanner with wrapped edge Circular basket made of sweetgrass and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaves; traditional fanner basket used for separating rice with little decoration.
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Sweetgrass magazine tray
Sweetgrass magazine tray Sweetgrass magazine tray with cross handle. Tray is made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needles sewn with palmetto leaf. Tray is accented with pine knot decorations.
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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.
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Sweetgrass waste basket with handles
Sweetgrass waste basket with handles Sweetgrass waste basket with two handles; made of sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaves.
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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.
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Bulrush rice fanner
Bulrush rice fanner Thick coiled rice fanner made 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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Miniature sweetgrass basket
Miniature sweetgrass basket Miniature fanner made of sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Decorative version of a basic, traditional form.
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Miniature sweetgrass basket
Miniature sweetgrass basket Miniature oblong basket with two open handles made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf. Decorative version of a bread basket.
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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 basket with handles
Sweetgrass basket with handles Coiled sweetgrass basket with two handles. Made with sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.
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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.