drum-shaped; light brown; rosy-colored fibrous handle; raised loop and braid designs

Sewing Basket, before 1954

Maker: Josie Robinson

Wood, sweet grass, wigub

Bequest from the Karen Daniels Petersen American Indian Collection 2008.99.57a,b

On View in Gallery 281

Anishinaabe artist Josie Robinson created this basket to store sewing materials. The basket is constructed from splinted ash, sweetgrass, and the inner bark of basswood woven together. Anishinaabe basketry has always been innovative, either through form and style or with material.

Image: In Copyright–Rights-holder(s) Unlocatable. Bequest from the Karen Daniels Petersen American Indian Collection

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