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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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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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Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles
Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles on a pedestal base; lid has open nipple and is decorated with six pine knots; basket contains some rows of pine needles and is sewn with palmetto leaves.
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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 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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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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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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Traditional sweetgrass basket
Traditional sweetgrass basket Traditional sweetgrass basket with rows of sweetgrass, pine needle, and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaf.
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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 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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Traditional sweetgrass grain storage box
Traditional sweetgrass grain storage box Tightly woven grain storage box with two handles; traditional form. Made of sweetgrass and pine needle and sewn with palmetto leaf.
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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 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.
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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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Traditional sweetgrass fruit basket with handle
Traditional sweetgrass fruit basket with handle Sweetgrass fruit basket made of sweetgrass and pine needles, sewn with palmetto leaf. Cross handle design; basket sits on short pedestal.
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Sweetgrass infant shoe
Sweetgrass infant shoe Open-toed infant shoe with characteristics of a sandal made of sweetgrass and pine straw, sewn with palmetto leaf. The bow is made of sweetgrass.
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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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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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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.