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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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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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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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Contemporary sweetgrass basket
Contemporary sweetgrass basket Contemporary sweetgrass basket for decorative use in the shape of a hat; center constructed of pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Contemporary sweetgrass basket
Contemporary sweetgrass basket Contemporary sweetgrass basket for decorative use in the shape of a hat; center constructed of pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
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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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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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Grass basket
Grass basket Basket made from natural grasses with wide stitching.
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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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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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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 basket made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf. Decorative version of a sewing basket with removable lid.
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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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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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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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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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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 basket
Sweetgrass basket Coiled basket, possibly used for fruit, with a cross handle; made with sweetgrass, bulrush and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf.
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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.