Vintage Seminole Pine Needle Bread Basket or Tray Wheat Stitch Fine Detail Excellent Condition
This is a vintage basket or tray in the Seminole Style. It is made of coiled pine needles or pine straw and stitched with raffia in a contrasting lighter color. The colors are the natural colors; not dyed.
This basket is an estate find and as such it is pre-owned. We do not know the exact age of the basket. It does not have any damage or repairs which is either because it isn't very old or because it has not been extensively used.
While there is no damage per se I should mention that one end/handle appears to have "collapsed" a bit, perhaps due to the drying of the raffia? It is my guess that it could be brought back to match the other handle if soaked in water and then shaped, however, I am not a basket maker.
It is a very decorative basket that can be used for display, would look great on the wall with a contrasting color to show off the reticulated/open patterns. Or it could be used every day for serving bread.
14" x 8"