Ribbed Melon Basket circa 1881

'At Auchmithie 1881'. Girl with basket sitting on shore in front of boat
Originally uploaded by National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland has made this photo of a young girl at the little fishing village of Auchmithie, Scotland available to the public with no known copyright restrictions. It is a good record of the early origin of what we think of as an Appalachian ribbed melon shaped basket . This photo documentation should be helpful to individuals creating a persona for living history reenactments.

For more historic basketry images visit Basketmakers.com.

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