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Basket


Accession number: CC.343
Category: container
Date: before 2005
Materials: Wood; Metal
Measurements: 4.5 cm H x 5.5 cm DiameterHeight to handle is 13 cm
Marks/Label: On rim of base: "Souvenir of Aylesford, NS" Old paper label, faded: "Made by Indian Louis Jeremy"
Culture: Mi'kmaq
Narrative: The maker of this basket learned this skill while a patient for TB at Aylesford Hospital.
Description: Round wooden base, slightly concave interior, 4 wooden peg-legs. Side: a band of birchbark; exterior white side out; wrapped at intervals with split spruce root, edged with root. Held to base with small metal nails. Two elaborately carved thin wooden handles, joined in centre with carved wooden flower; attached with nails.