"Fancy" Basket with Handle

Emma Mitchell Safford, Wampanoag / American, 1847 - 1932
Northeast Woodlands


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early 20th century

Ash splints (warp and weft), sweetgrass braids and plaiting technique

Overall: 5 1/2 × 9 × 5 13/16 in. (14 × 22.8 × 14.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Patricia W. Clement



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

Course History

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

Exhibition History

Northern Native American Basketry, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 4, 1990-October 20, 1991.

Publication History

Tamara Northern and Davina Begaye, Guide to the Exhibition of Northern Native American Basketry, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1990.


Emma Safford (supposedly the maker's daughter, perhaps adopted); given to Althea Wilder (1894-1981); to her daughter Patricia Wilder Clement (1929-1999), Springfield, Vermont; given to present collection, 1986.

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