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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Bulrush waste basket
Bulrush waste basket Thick coiled basket of bulrush fastened with palmetto leaf. Contains two handles; used as a hamper or a trash basket. 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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Small sweetgrass basket
Small sweetgrass basket Small, two-handled sweetgrass basket; top row and originating knot made of pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
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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."
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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.
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Sweetgrass glass server
Sweetgrass glass server Glass server with handles and eight sections for glasses. The center section is open; bottom of tray has open star configuration. Made of sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Also called a "ring tray."