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Sweetgrass Baskets by Ivie

Sweetgrass Fanner Basket

Regular price $1,250.00 USD
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Flat baskets called “fanners” were used in the winnowing of rice. Once the rice was harvested and pounded in a pestle with a mortar, a fanner was used to toss it upward into the wind, which blew away the husk, or chaff. Among slaves, baskets were made by using a sewing technique rather than a plaiting or braiding technique.