Coiled Rye Straw Basket Bound with White Oak

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Date

19th century

Subject

Description

Dough-raising basket made of coiled rye straw with white oak lashing. Circa pre-1900.

Maker

Harter, John (1825-1909)

Physical Dimensions

  • Bottom diameter: 6”
  • Rim diameter: 11”
  • Height: 3 ¼”
  • Width of coils: 3/8”

Place of Origin

Black Ridge, Floyd County, Virginia

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Catherine Pauley from Daniel Bower. He had gotten it from Jeannie O'Neill, who had found it in the collection of her mother, Frances Harman.

Addititional Notes

On display at Old Church Gallery for the 2018 basket exhibit, "What Do We Need To Carry?" along with stems of rye straw and a cow's horn (which were sometimes used as funnels for feeding straw into the coils),

Ownership

Old Church Gallery

Collection

Citation

John Harter (1825-1909), “Coiled Rye Straw Basket Bound with White Oak,” Floyd Folklife Gallery and Archives, accessed September 27, 2020, https://floydvafolklife.org/items/show/8.

Item Relations

Item: John Harter creator of This Item