Baskets, Cultural Objects
Associated Person: Jabe Hylton
Associated Person: Ila Hylton
PlacesWillis (Burks Fork District)
- Diameter (ear-to-ear): 7 inches
- Diameter (opposite): 6 inches
- Height of weaving: 4 inches
- Height with handle: 6 inches
This egg basket has finely whittled white oak ribs. The basket is woven with traditional Appalachian “ears” and a top rod held in place by figure-eight lashing. The handle and main rim are white oak and are fastened together with nails. Some of the weaving around the rim has deteriorated.
Keywordsrib basket, egg basket
Jabe Maston “Dock” Hylton (1894-1958) was the son of Simon Andrew and Virginia Atabel Harman Hylton. Dock married Ila E. Turman (1896-1987). The basket was passed down to their daughter Virginia Adaline Hylton Bond Alderman.