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Catalog Number 329.019
Object Name Basket, Trinket
Collector Valene Smith
Description (Heather Martin 9/25/16) This is a small coiled basket. The documentation of the basket describes the foundation material as Spanish moss. The weft material appears to be a grass. The workface is the exterior, the work direction is to the right, and the stiches are interlocking and widely spaced. The start is a tight spiral and the splices are clipped, with some ends knotted, probably to prevent them from pulling through the foundation bundle. The rim is plain wrapped and the coil ending is tapered with two and a half inches of backstitching.

This basket has a tag that says "L. Langley" and "Coushatta Tribe." The basket's documentation states that it was purchased by the donor in 1975 from the basket collection at Moundville National Historical State Park, site of the impressive constructions of the Natchez Indians.
Material Spanish Moss
Place of Origin Pipestone Minnesota
Provenance Natchez (Valene Smith)
Date Collected: 4/2000
Dimensions H-16.256 Dia-9 cm
Imagefile 004\329019-2.JPG
Caption 329.019 image showing the front of the basket