4 Early East TN Buttocks Baskets and 1 Southern Oak Basket, 5 total. Group of four (4) East Tennessee split oak buttocks baskets, all rib woven with fixed handles, three (3) with paint decoration including green and floral decoration, two (2) kidney form. Ranging in size from 5" H x 5 3/4" W to 11 1/8" H x 11 3/4" W. All Late 19th/early 20th century. 5th item: Southern split oak basket, round footed form with carved fixed handle, green paint, and unusual loop decoration to the rim and base. 12" H x 12" W x 11 1/2" D. Late 19th century. Provenance: Collection of Wilma and Jack Murray, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Smallest painted basket with losses to weavers on rim and top near one handle. Remaining East TN baskets overall good condition, no breaks. Southern split oak basket with losses to base loop decoration.
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