AMERICAN PAINTED WOVEN-SPLINT GATHERING BASKET, probably ash, rectangular form with wrapped rim, arched handle with carved grip and rim supports, and square open-weave bottom. Original dry black and white painted surfaces. First quarter 20th century. 13 3/4" HOA, 8" H rim, 11 1/2" x 16". Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Very good condition, one end with loss of some wraps repaired with string, otherwise only one other small loss.