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Eastern European immigrants introduced willow basket making to Deerfield, Massachusetts, artisans at the turn of the 20th century. The latter formed the Deerfield Basket Makers. This group oversaw the workmanship and form of the baskets, and exhibited and sold their work under the auspices of the Deerfield Industries. The willow was gathered from nearby wetlands and handcrafted into utilitarian workbaskets.


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Willow Basket

creator   Deerfield Basketmakers
date   c. 1920
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   8.5"
width   9.25"
process/materials   willow
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Basketry
accession #   #1990.607

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"Making Baskets"

"Expansion of Deerfield Arts and Crafts"

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