Nest of twelve baskets
Native American (probably Montagnais)
Object Place: Quebec, Canada
5.08 cm (2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Birch bark, porcupine quills, spruce root
Not On View
Nesting birch bark baskets with octagonal base and circular opening. Each section around bodyhas an alternating quilled white and red pattern of hearts and leaves. Rim is beaded quillwork and vertically striped. Sewn with spruce root.
Purchased in the West by Senator Marcus Allen Coolidge and Ethel Warren Coolidge in the 1930s. Descended in the family and given to the Museum in 1991 by Louise Coolidge Carpenter (the daughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge) and Judith Herdeg (the granddaughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge).
Gift of Judith C. Herdeg in memory of her grandparents, United States Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge