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Incredible Folk Art Basket
I have never seen anything quite like this amazing basket. It is constructed of some sort of wire form that is covered in leather and paper board. It is then covered with hundereds of pine cones, pin cone segments, acorns and various nuts, most of which are attached by thread. The interior is an early chintz fabric that is stuffed to create a plush interior. It is in very fine condition for its age with a few missing pieces here and there, but this does not take away from its extraordinary charm. It measures approximately 12" square at its widest point and 14" to the top of the handle. A true one-of-a-kind piece of folk art!