Basket - Basket Arctic willow (Salix sp.) root Bathurst Island, Arctic Canada QiLd-1:2331 Photo: Pat Sutherland Baskets similar to this specimen from Arctic Canada have been found in Greenlandic Norse sites. Small baskets such as this may have been used by children
A Roman basket found in 1974 at “The Triangle” (TR74), a very rare example of a woven Roman basket. A leather thong would have connected with the leather tag at the top to close the basket. Preserved by the waterlogged conditions of the waterfront, the site was originally a Roman quay. The material deposited in the quay may have come from a warehouse clearance and perhaps the basket was used by a Roman constructing the quay in the first half of the 2nd C. AD and then lost or disposed of.
The design of the baskets was based on those illustrated in Roman construction scenes and on the baskets recently found at Pisa in the excavations of the Portus Pisanus. From: EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY AT BRINDISI, ITALY, SEPTEMBER 2004.
One of a pair of sandals | Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–19 1550–1186 B.C. | Plaited reed sole, with a finely woven edge; twisted thongs. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | More: http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/clothing.htm#footwear