Passamaquoddy Artist Delia Mitchell Open Basket

$250.00

Passamaquoddy Artist Delia Mitchell Open Basket

The Wabanaki tribes of Maine, many of whom lived inland during winter and on the coast in the summer, began making fancy baskets in the late 1800’s. Fancy baskets are more delicate than the utilitarian baskets made for carrying goods. The tribal members sold their wares to vacationers in the coastal resorts. This design dates to the Victorian era, when ladies brought their handkerchiefs in their trunks to their summer residences or hotels.

Delia Mitchell (1916 – 2009) was a younger sister to famed Passamaquoddy basket maker Mary Gabriel. This uncovered basket has bronzy colored splints and large side hoops.

5 inches in diameter x 4 3/4 inches high.

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Passamaquoddy Artist Delia Mitchell Open Basket

The Wabanaki tribes of Maine, many of whom lived inland during winter and on the coast in the summer, began making fancy baskets in the late 1800’s. Fancy baskets are more delicate than the utilitarian baskets made for carrying goods. The tribal members sold their wares to vacationers in the coastal resorts. This design dates to the Victorian era, when ladies brought their handkerchiefs in their trunks to their summer residences or hotels.

Delia Mitchell (1916 – 2009) was a younger sister to famed Passamaquoddy basket maker Mary Gabriel. This uncovered basket has bronzy colored splints and large side hoops.

5 inches in diameter x 4 3/4 inches high.

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in
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