Date: ca. 1880 - 1920

This is a flat-split woven oak basket.  As you look at this basket from this angle, you can see that it has two lobes, or rounded parts, that have been woven onto a central hoop.  The oak hoop continues above the body of the basket and forms the handle.  The handle uses a pegged construction, which means the handle is fastened to the body of the basket using wooden pegs.  Note the construction of the basket’s rim, too.  It is said to be “cross-lashed.”  The particular technique seen here is associated with Strasburg basket makers.

Medium: Oak, Paint

Dimensions: H: 10 1/2 x W: 12 1/4 x D: 10 1/4 in.

Accession: 2001.0013.179

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Baskets

Tags: Oak , Paint , Strasburg , Virginia , Woven

Purchased in 2001.