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Great Depression Era Folk Tramp Traveler Hobo Basket 1920s

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Description

This wonderful piece of Americana is a Hobo/Traveler basket. Fashioned very cleverly from an oil can. The bottom of the basket is the bottom of the can, which is then split in strips to form the frame of the basket. The weaving is done with some kind of thin rope. And the entire basket is painted brown.

This is a Folk Art piece. These baskets were made by Hobos or Travelers to trade for food or a place to sleep during the Great Depression.

The oil can is marked Continental Oil Company. This company became CONOCO in 1929.

Dimensions of the piece; 15 inches across. Basket is 5.5 inches tall, 15 inches tall including the handle.

This beautiful piece of American Art is in mint condition. The oil can on the bottom has a few scuffs in the brown paint. The weaving has no breaks, flaws, or otherwise.

Basket collectors, folk art collectors, please take note of this fabulous basket.

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PLEASE NOTE; Vintage goods, garments, jewelry, accessories, and antiques are VINTAGE, and therefore may be inherently imperfect or aged. Pentimento will make every effort to accurately describe every item, so please don't order a vintage item and expect it to be new. If an item is unused or in mint condition, it will be clearly stated in the description. Any questions are welcome via convo. If you receive an item and feel that it has not been fairly represented, I will happily refund your payment upon return of the item in the condition it was shipped, within 7 days of delivery. If a package has been lost or damaged I will immediately refund you.

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I ship via USPS, typically in recycled boxes/ overkill the packing, and always ship within the three to five day window. (All of my items are listed that way). You will receive a shipping notification the day the package ships. It will include a tracking number.
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Great Depression Era Folk Tramp Traveler Hobo Basket 1920s

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: tin, rope, paint
  • Feedback: 211 reviews
  • Favorited by: 16 people
  • Gift message available

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Returns and exchanges accepted
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