|Edith Clayton Horn of Plenty. Cole|
Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, 1990.19.01.
Edith Clayton, an East Preston basket maker and descendant of Black Loyalists was one of Nova Scotia's most well-known basket makers. Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum has several Edith Clayton baskets in their collection available to see on NovaMuse. Joleen Gordon had been a close friend of Edith's for years and was taught a great deal about basket making by Edith.
|Basket, Gathering. Cole Harbour Heritage|
Farm Museum, 2003.23.01
Describing the Baskets
Framework work of handle and rim wood circles, intersected at right angles, held together with two X-shaped cross-wraps of maple “split” or “strip” wefts. Wood ribs inserted into cross woven with maple wefts from each wrap towards the mid-centre of the bottom, adding one or more sets of ribs when needed depending on the shape of the basket. Wefts added by overlapping 3 or 4 ribs are wrapped around rim twice at the end of each row. Final wefts are overlapped.
Edith Clayton’s Market Basket, A heritage of splintwood basketry in Nova Scotia. Joleen Gordon. Halifax, Nova Scotia Museum, 1977.
Baskets of Black Nova Scotians. Joleen Gordon. Halifax, Nova Scotia Museum. Web. https://ojs.library.dal.ca/NSM/article/view/4236