19th c. Penobscot Ash & Sweet Grass Woven String Holder Basket
Antique Penobscot Ash & Sweet Grass Woven String Holder Basket
Charming hand woven string holder attributed to the Penobscot or Abenaki tribes. Woven from sweet grass around splints of ash, the basket was designed to hold a small ball of cotton string. The woven ring could either be worn on the wrist or would have been hung on the corner of a chair in order to allow the string to flow freely as a woman crocheted or knitted. It is rare to find these small baskets completely intact.
Circa: 1890 - 1910
Completely intact with all of its loops.
No loose weaves or broken spots.
7" hanging length top to bottom
basket size: 2.75" x 2.75" x 2.5"