Miniature Corn Basket

Sarah Sockbeson, Penobscot / American, born 1983
Penobscot
Wabanaki
Northeast Woodlands
Woodlands

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2008

Brown ash, sweetgrass and cornhusk, dye

Overall: 8 1/4 × 6 3/4 × 1 3/16 in. (21 × 17.2 × 3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisition Fund

2008.48.3

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

21st century

Object Name

Basket

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

On view

Label

Baskets in the shape of foods such as corn, blueberries, and acorns are a hallmark of Wabanaki decorative basketry. The techniques and specific patterns used for making these baskets are passed down from generation to generation. Made from brown ash and sweetgrass, these baskets celebrate natural materials and foods native to the Americas.

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

From the Field: Tracing Foodways Through Art, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8-November 3, 2024.

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

Provenance

The artist, Southwest Harbor, Maine; sold to present collection, 2008.

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