Sunday, July 24, 2011

Interesting scoop-shaped basket

I bought this interesting scoop-shaped basket at The Way Station. Have any of you seen anything like this? It's old, and it's well made. It's not just a larger basket that got cut off at one end, the ends are neatly woven into the basket. It's about 14 inches long, 13 inches wide and 5 inches deep. It fits nicely in the hand for scooping loose grain (though tightly packed grain would probably wreck it), yet it also works nicely for gathering produce. I am no basket expert, but it feels Native American to me.

Any thoughts?


Catherine said...

Could it be a winnowing basket?d

Maria Stahl said...

Catherine, it may be. I have googled them before and never found one quite like this. Not that that means anything significant. Thanks for the input.

Catherine said...

Maria it could indeed be Native American.