Maker: Attributed to Louise Dominick by Mrs. Elizabeth Harry
Date of manufacture: c. 1920’s
This specialized basket was designed to hold ties and removeable collars which began to fall out of favour in the 1920’s.
Circular slat coiled basket with gallery designed to hang on a wall. A small ‘hanging rack’ is mounted onto the wall panel below the basket.
Technique: Slat coil construction with a single row of bundle coiling outlining the wall panel. The basket base and rim have false braiding around the edge. Beaded ‘butterfly’ designs with imbricated patches forming the butterfly ‘body’. A row of beading also trims the bundle coil edge.
Material: Cedar wood slats, split cedar root. Tie rack appears to be constructed of a piece of thick guage wire covered with split cedar root. Decorations: bitter cherry bark dyed black.
Dimensions: 29 c. x 25 cm. x 15 cm.