Pounded Ash Split Basket
Pounded ash splits, square base, crossed latching on rim (partially missing), notched handle (ends visible on underside of base). Decorative painting of repeating geometric designs (blossoms formed of black dots with green stripes and rows of dots) on weavers and stakes of all four sides.
Haynes, Iowa Griffith Cockram (1869-1964)
- Base length: 4”
- Base width: 3 ½”
- Diameter ear-to-ear: 5 ¾”
- Height of weaving: 4”
- Height with handle: 6”
Iowa Haynes made this basket for her young neighbor Ruth Pauley to use as an Easter basket. Ruth Pauley Thompson donated it to Old Church Gallery in 2018.
This basket was first displayed as part of the 2018 “What Do We Need to Carry?” exhibit at Old Church Gallery.
Iowa Griffith Cockram Haynes (1869-1964), “Pounded Ash Split Basket,” Floyd Folklife Gallery and Archives, accessed August 12, 2020, https://floydvafolklife.org/items/show/21.
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