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Round Market Basket
Associated Person: Bertha Frances Mannon
PlacesWills Ridge (Alum Ridge District)
- Diameter: 13 inches
- Height of weaving: 8 inches
- Height with handle: 13 inches
This finely woven round market basket is in excellent condition. It was made by overlapping stakes radiating from the center of the bottom. By splitting the outermost stake from the center out, the weaver created an odd number which allowed continuous weaving of the bottom and sides. The carved handle has been secured with small tacks.
Keywordssplit basket, market basket
Bertha Frances Mannon (1906-2001) was the daughter of William Namon and Emma Jane Woodie Mannon. This basket was one of several purchased at her estate sale.