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Object Name Basket
Catalog Number 0985.03.00176
Date 1863
Description This decoratively ornamented work basket was made from palmetto leaves with a light red silk liner, pale yellow sides, and a white bow on the handle. Straw is woven into loops and rosettes are sewn to the basket.
Dimensions H-7 W-9 D-4.5 inches
Owned unidentified woman of Savannah, Georgia
Made unidentified woman of Savannah, Georgia, CSA
Provenance An unnamed lady from Savannah, Georgia made this work basket in 1863 from the palmetto leaves grown on one of the islands near the city.
People unidentified woman of Georgia
Search Terms Savannah, Georgia
Subjects Sewing equipment & supplies
Basket making
Baskets
women
civilians