19th c. Penobscot Plaited & Painted Ash Gathering Basket w/ Handles
Stunning 19th c. New England Penobscot hand plaited ash gathering basket. Plaiting is a manipulation of splints in a distinctive "twist" overweave technique. Painted splints alternate with natural ash splints. With two carved wood handles.
12" x 12.75" x 9"
Good / AS-IS. Some loss and damage to plaiting. One broken splint on interior rim.