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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 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 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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Sweetgrass purse with hinged lid
Sweetgrass purse with hinged lid Coiled basked made of sweetgrass, pine needle, and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaf. Domed lid has a knob and is decorated with pine knots. Lid is connected by a hinge on one side and contains a protruding piece that fits into a loop on the other side, securing it when closed.
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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 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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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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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.
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Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles
Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles Coiled sewing basket made of bulrush, pine needle, and sweetgrass sewn with palmetto leaf. Basket has two handles and a lid that is decorated with pine knots.
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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 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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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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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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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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Sweetgrass hat
Sweetgrass hat Contemporary sweetgrass basket in the form of a hat, made of sweetgrass and bulrush and sewn with palmetto leaf. There is a felt band sewn inside.
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Sweetgrass egg basket with handle
Sweetgrass egg basket with handle Egg basket made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Cross handle is decorated with pine knots; wall slopes out from flared mouth and in towards bottom.
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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."
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Sweetgrass wall pocket
Sweetgrass wall pocket Hanging wall pocket made of sweetgrass and pine needles sewn with palmetto leaf; bottom reads "Martha Manigault 2006."
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Sweetgrass sewing basket with hinged lid
Sweetgrass sewing basket with hinged lid Hinged sweetgrass basket with domed cover, decorated with pine knots and used as a sewing basket. Made with sweetgrass, pine needle, and bulrush sewn with palmetto leaf.