This unusual example of a pine needle basket (ca 1900-1920) is extraordinary for its size, integrity and form. The Seminoles were the first Native Americans known to have made pine needle baskets. Respect for their precise and elegant handling of the medium is evident here, but in a distinguished four-handled ewer of African or African-American inspiration. The blending of Native American and Black American cultures would seem to support the basket’s suggested origin as Montgomery County, FLA along the Georgia border where the two traditions are likely to have overlapped. Condition: Some normal sagging, otherwise excellent. Dimensions: 13"H x 8.5" Shoulder W x 5" Base.