Sweetgrass basket before conservation

Object conservation, restoration, repair, native american basket, historic basketry, baskets with glass beads, moravian

The basket before conservation treatment was quite dirty and misshapen. loose pieces were found throughout, the lid had collapsed into the top, and the beads no longer showed their true color because of dirt deposits. Objects conservator, Gwen Spicer performed the conservation treatment to support and clean the basket. It is displayed at the Moravian Historical Society in Pennsylvania.