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Object Name Basket, Needlework
Description Round cane sewing basket with padded and quilted pale green interior. The lid and sides of the basket have two different types of weave - the main one which forms wide stripes covering most of the basket is a coarser style which a plait alternating with a twisted string, The other weave is a finer more golden coloured material and forms the central stripe under the handle on the lid and also the edges of the lid and of the sides. The two weaves are seperated by a band of red cane.

Lid is attached to the base by two long pieces of string but it was also originally attached at the back by hinges but these have now pulled away from the base. Opposite the hinges is the remains of a metal clasp with wooden toggle still attached.

Inside the lid is lined with a pale green satin which has been quilted and padded and is used as a pin cushion. there is also a strap which perhaps held scissors etc. Around the edge is a pale green braid. sides are also lined with the pale green satin but the base as a green toned floral cotton which may be a later replacement.
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1950
Catalogue Number 2010/184.01
Dimensions H-13 Dia-20 cm