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Lidded basket

Native American (Cherokee)
mid 20th century
Maker Rowena Bradley (Cherokee, 1922 - 2003)


Object Place: Qualla Boundary, North Carolina

Dimensions

Overall: 22.9 x 39.4 x 29.2 cm (9 x 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2017.495a-b

Medium or Technique

Twilled river cane dyed with butternut and bloodroot

Not On View

Classifications

Basketry

Provenance

Mid 20th century, sold by The Indian Arts and Crafts Board [see note 1]. By 2004, Wesleyan University; May 22, 2004, sold by Wesleyan University at Skinner, Boston, sale 2237, lot 207, to Arthur Beale and Teresa Hensick, North Scituate, Massachusetts; 2017, gift of Arthur Beale and Teresa Hensick to the MFA . (Accession date: May 24, 2017)

Notes: [1] The basket is accompanied by the original label of The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, an agency within the Department of the Interior which promotes the American Indian arts and crafts market.

Credit Line

Gift of Teresa Hensick and Arthur Beale