E0001: Basket, unknown affiliation


Classification Category:
7:Distribution & Transportation Artifacts ➞ Container
botanical ➔ fiber
botanical ➔ reed ➔ bamboo
50.5 cm L
38 cm W
12 cm H
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Due to the dirt in the bottom of the basket, it may be been used to move dirt around.
Woven basket with overall "U" shape. Fibers woven in zigzag pattern. Dated somewhere between later 19th century and early 20th century. Origin unknown.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96
Donated by: Unknown