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A pillow-shaped woven basket with a lid used for storing sewing materials. Made of two parts, each with a lip of pine. The two pieces are sized differently in order to fit together as a lidded container.<br />
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These wicker baskets are rimmed with willow strips on both the interior and the exterior. Wicker baskets such as these were used as sewing baskets, food containers, or for other various purposes. The willow strips are sewn firmly together at their joints. On one each side of the lid and body of plate 358 (2009/2.56) is a faded inscription written that reads &ldquo;Seong □ 2-gu Bongsandaek (성□2구 봉산댁; possibly a reference to a lady from Bongsan, living in Seong □ 2 [i]-gu).&rdquo;
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 278]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lidded Basket for Sewing
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.56
Rectangular woven three-tiered picnic basket with a rectangular shaped handle.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Rectangular Woven Three-tiered Picnic Basket
20th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.34A-D

Italian
Cut Velvet
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.220
There is a single basket with a handle that was weaved together with twigs. Inside the basket are green leaves from a plant. There is a seal in the bottom right corner of the painting.
Nishiyama Kan'ei
Basket
1850 – 1899
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1990/1.193

Kobayashi Bunshichi
Peasant Woman, after Katsushika Hokusai
1901
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.202
A pillow-shaped woven basket with a lid used for storing sewing materials. Made of two parts held together by a strip of pine that fits together at the front to seal the basket and its contents.<br />
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These wicker baskets are rimmed with willow strips on both the interior and the exterior. Wicker baskets such as these were used as sewing baskets, food containers, or for other various purposes. The willow strips are sewn firmly together at their joints. On one each side of the lid and body of plate 358 (2009/2.56) is a faded inscription written that reads &ldquo;Seong □ 2-gu Bongsandaek (성□2구 봉산댁; possibly a reference to a lady from Bongsan, living in Seong □ 2 [i]-gu).&rdquo;
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 278]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lidded Basket for Sewing
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.55

African (African (general, continental cultures))
Shallow Basket
1900 – 1932
Gift of Pat Edgecomb
1987/2.56

Honoré Victorin Daumier (French (culture or style))
Actualités. 5th series: Un Dialogue à la Pointe Saint-Eustache
1853
Bequest of Carl F. Clarke
1954/1.101

David Cox
A Country Lane
1783 – 1850
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
1983/2.231
A corn husk woven basket with wooden shaping dowels. One side of the rectangle is flat while the other end is curved. There are two blue stripes on the inside floor of the basket and green and purple designs on the outside.<br />
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This straw basket (<em>samtaegi</em> ) is woven from dyed straw. The round frame at the back of it is made from bitterwood and the front part from bamboo. Judging from the use of dyed straw, this basket was probably used for drying grain such as soy beans.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 277]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Winnowing Basket
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.49

African (African (general, continental cultures))
Shallow Basket
1900 – 1932
Gift of Pat Edgecomb.
1987/2.57

African (African (general, continental cultures))
Shallow Basket
1900 – 1932
Gift of Pat Edgecomb
1987/2.58
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