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Maine State Museum, Artifact
Rectangular bottom, weave-bottom: 5 strips 1 way, 15 other (each 3/8" wide), crosswoven; sides: 1 1/6" weaver. Then 1 3/8" weaver (green) then 16 thin weavers, 1 /16" wide. At this point, 2 panels in front & 1 on each side (approx. 2.5" wide each) continue upward in pyramid fashion. Rings (1 3/8" diameter) of wrapped; ash splint hang from tops of these pryamids (the ring from front pyramid is missing). Whole back of basket continues in pyramid fashion w/ a few rows of 1/8" wide splints in between prevalent 1/16" wide weavers. Wide weavers were once green - very faded now. 2 rings appear to have been green, other may have been red or brown. No other evidence of color. 4th ring in basket, loose, but does not match other 3. COND: good except for missing ring and color.
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