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Miniature Rhomboidal Basket

Miniature Rhomboidal Basket

late 1800s-early 1900s

Plant materials

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.536

Description

Miniature baskets were made to demonstrate the basket-maker’s virtuoso skill, and these tiny marvels seem to be no exception—the smallest are just a few millimeters wide but still patterned. For such fine work, dexterity was required as much for preparation of materials as for weaving.

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