Accession number: 1998.23.01
Date: 1980 – 1990
Materials: wood, red maple (Acer rubrum)
Measurements: 31 cm L x 25.5 cm W x 11 cm H
Marks/Label: "6.00" written in pencil on bottom of inner bowl.
Narrative: This basket was probably purchased by Rosemary Eaton during a Heritage Farm Market sometime in the mid 1980's. Rosemary Eaton purchase a number of baskets from Edith Clayton and donated many to the Farm Museum. Eaton may have used this basket in a photoshoot, as a prop.
Description: Ribbed basket of red maple, woven by the people of the black community in Nova Scotia. Framework of a rim-circle joined to a central bottom rib with a small cross-wrap on either side. Ribs inserted into these wraps and fanned out to form the shape of the basket. Ribs interwoven with ribbon-like pieces of wood, "splits" from either side ending mid-line.