All Things Baskets
Large Woven Rattan Nantucket Basket, late 19th/early 20th century
Grassfields Calabash. A large and exceptionally beautiful mid-20th-century gourd used for the serving of palm wine on festive occasions. A cradle and handle fabricated from woven reed surround the vessel. Vertical strands bind the base, and sections of interlocking loops wind around the collar. Only the gourd's spout is bare. A bouquet of basket material with knotted ends blocks the throat.
Freeform Bark and Vine Basket - Kudzu, poplar bark and copper wire