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Large round vessel narrow at base, expands toward center, and narrows at rim. Main form and lid woven from natural black ash in graduated pattern and decorated with twisted black ash strips which are dyed black and form triangular points. Removable lid with porcupine quills. Signed on base: ...

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Inscription

Signed on base: JoAnne Russo/1-12-99/#762

Provenance

Purchased from the artist as Director's Choice 1998 by Malcolm Rogers at the annual crafts exhibition, Crafts at the Castle, December 2, 1998

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1999

Object Place

Saxtons River, Vermont, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 26.7 x 15.2 cm (10 1/2 x 6 in.) Other (Overall): 15.2 x 26.7cm (6 x 10 1/2in.) Other (lid): 11.4 x 26.7cm (4 1/2 x 10 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1999.19

Medium or Technique

Black ash, pine needles, porcupine quills, Createx fiber reactive dye

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry