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Mary A. Jackson (United States, b. 1945)

Sweet Grass Basket
Date: 1999
17 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (44.5 x 41.3 x 41.3 cm)
Medium: Sweetgrass, pine needles, palmetto; bundled, bound, coil constructed
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; gift of Marcia and Alan Docter, 2000
Object number: 2000.15a,b
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DescriptionThe container is circular and squat, having a trapezoidal profile and a slender, rounded handle rising above the basket base. Each end of the handle splits into two strands which attach to the base. Light and dark grasses, including shades of light olive green, red-brown, and warm yellow-beige, alternate to form a geometric striping pattern on the basket. The basket is perfectly balanced and symmetrical.
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