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During the mid-18th century many Native peoples living in the northeast turned their skills to basket making as a means of economic survival in the vastly changing environment of colonial North America. Many basketweavers decorated the ashwood splints with painted designs by using a stamp, either of potato, cork or wood. This particular basket is fairly unusual because it is handpainted.
height 7 in ; length 13.25 in ; width 10.75 in