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DesBrisay Museum & Exhibition Centre

Basket, Fruit Picking


Accession number: 82.20
Object type: Apple
Date: before 1918
Materials: WOVEN WITHEROD
Measurements: 30 cm W x 35 cm H x 30 cm Diameter
Subject: NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX COUNTY, INGRAMPORT, PEOPLE, JAMES SCHNARE
Narrative: THERE WERE MANY PLANTS IN NOVA SCOTIA THAT WERE SUITABLE FOR MAKING BASKETS, INCLUDING THE PLIABLE STALKS OF THE WITHEROD BUSH.  IN THE 1900'S, MEN IN NOVA SCOTIA COMMUNITIES WOVE GARDEN BASKETS, LAUNDRY HAMPERS, EEL TRAPS, AND FRUIT BASKETS.
Description: TRADITIONAL BASKET WEAVE. WITHE RODS WOVEN AROUND TWELVE UPRIGHTS. ARCHING HANDLE ATTACHED TO BASKET EDGE ON EITHER SIDE. SHARP BEND IN TOP OF HANDLE.
History of Use: MADE BY JAMES SCHNARE OF INGRAMPORT, N.S. PRIOR TO 1918. USED FOR APPLE PICKING.