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Figure 154.     White-oak basket

This white-oak basket was donated to the hewn-timber cabins exhibit by Dorothy and John Parker Bultman in 2003.  It had been given to Ms. Bultman by her sister who had bought it from a white-oak basket maker in South Carolina, and the Bultmans had used it for thirty-five years.  They gave their basket to the exhibit to take the place of the Ruska Gregg basket which had been in the exhibit for over a decade and needed to be protected from further damage, it being the only thing that Archie Waiters knew for sure had been made by Ruska Gregg.  In construction, the two baskets are very similar, but Gregg’s basket was much older as Gregg died in 1926.  (Photo 2005)
White-oak basket


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