Coiled Rye Straw Basket Bound with White Oak
Dough-raising basket made of coiled rye straw with white oak lashing. Circa pre-1900.
Harter, John (1825-1909)
- Bottom diameter: 6”
- Rim diameter: 11”
- Height: 3 ¼”
- Width of coils: 3/8”
Place of Origin
Black Ridge, Floyd County, Virginia
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.
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),
Old Church Gallery
John Harter (1825-1909), “Coiled Rye Straw Basket Bound with White Oak,” Floyd Folklife Gallery and Archives, accessed January 20, 2021, https://floydvafolklife.org/items/show/8.
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