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Object Name BASKET
Catalog Number 0985.13.00504
Date ca. 1860
Description This small woven willow basket has a deep round bowl with a dowel handle covered by twisted willow.
Material wood (willow)
Dimensions H-10 W-8 inches
Owned Martha Booton (Mattie)
Made slave, Luray, VA, ca. 1860
Provenance "A little basket made by an old negro owned by John K. Booton of Luray, about 1860. It was used by Mattie Booton during the war to carry food to the refugees in Page Co."

"The little willow basket was made by an old negro, owned by John K. Booton of Luray - about 1860. It was used by my mother - then Mattie Booton, born in 1853 - during the war to carry food to refugees, then in Page Co., and to carry chips for the fireplaces."
People Booton, Martha (Mattie)
Grayson, Martha (Mattie) [Mrs. B. F.]
unidentified slave
unidentified African American
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
Basket making
Baskets
refugees
Food
children
girls