Left-handed sweetgrass fruit basket

Title:
Left-handed sweetgrass fruit basket
Creator:
Coakley, Julia
Date:
1988
Description:
Coiled, oblong fruit basket with cross handle made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. This basket was created by a left-handed artist, visually evident by the slant of the palmetto leaf wraps. The wraps in a right-handed basket typically slant to the left, while the wraps in this basket slant to the right.
Collection:
Avery Research Center Sweetgrass Basket Collection
Contributing Institution:
Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Media Type:
Objects
Topical Subject:
Sweetgrass baskets--South Carolina--Charleston County, Basket making--South Carolina, Grasswork, African American art--South Carolina--20th century
Geographic Subject:
Southern States, South Atlantic States, South Carolina
Shelving Locator:
2007.012.001
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Material Type:
Gathering basket
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
300 dpi; Nikon D80 camera; archival images in .tif and .nef formats.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2009, The College of Charleston Libraries. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.