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turtle shaped basket with lid
  • Elsie Sylestine
    active: United States
  • turtle shaped basket with lid, circa 1967
  • Where object was made: Elton, Louisiana, United States
  • pine needles, raffia, dyeing, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4 x 7.5 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 9/16 x 2 15/16 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1008.a,b

This turtle-shaped coiled basket (2007.1008.a) has a "shell" for a lid (2007.1008.b). It is light brown with light natural wrapping fibers and light natural neck and legs. It has red detail on the neck and face.