Bulrush waste basket (Bulrush hamper)

Title:
Bulrush waste basket (Bulrush hamper)
Creator:
Cohen, Janie
Date:
1988
Description:
Thick coiled basket of bulrush fastened with palmetto leaf. Contains two handles; used as a hamper or a trash basket. Although this is a contemporary basket, it is a very old form; few basketmakers use bulrush today because it is extremely tough to work.
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:
2007.016.003
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Material Type:
Wastebasket, Hamper
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.