The AMICA Library
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Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Large conical openwork splint chicken basket with a flap door; thick splint warps crisscross on base, extend up tapering sides and join at pointed top; solid wickerwork over/under wefts on base and twined at top over two/under two; warps widely spaced on sides and stiffened with two wrapped splint hoops; a square opening at base with a woven splint flap attached to the highest reinforcing hoop; splints natural brown bamboo or plum; twisted fiber carrying cord on top.
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Height: 15 1/8"; width: 18 1/2"
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gift of Mrs. Rodney B. Wagner, 1979
A basket with a flap door for carrying a chicken to or from market. Chickens are easy to transport only if they can see out of their container.
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