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Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Basket


Accession number: 1990.19.01
Date: 1980s
Materials: wood, red maple (Acer rubrum), alder (Alnus rugosa); dye
Measurements: 60.5 cm L x 13 cm DiameterDiameter taken at opening.
Description: Horn of plenty made of red maple dyed with alder bark. 14 ribs woven through with 87 rows of splints, narrowing to a point that curves gently to one side.
History of Use: Made by prominent East Preston basket maker Edith Clayton. Made in the tradition of black refugees of the war of 1812 who settled in the Preston area. Mrs Clayton often demonstrated basket making at the museum.  She also sold baskets at the museum's farm market in the 1980s. 


Included in Galleries

Basket
Beautiful Basketry

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