What's in a name? Sometimes an amusing description, like the name of today's item: "buttocks basket". This is an example of a buttocks basket I just acquired to sell:
My basket doesn't have a very pronounced "crack", for lack of a better word:
Buttocks baskets were gathering baskets that were used primarily for eggs, potatoes, or other food.
I found a very nice example online that illustrates what a good buttocks basket should look like, and now I'm sure you understand how the buttocks basket got its name:
Photo Credit: Nantucket Country Antiques
Hand-woven buttocks baskets are sought after by collectors if they are well made and in good condition. I'm pricing my example at $64. The other basket in this post is much more finely woven, and would sell for much more because of the quality. It also appears older than my basket.
For more examples of buttocks baskets, check out Simply Baskets. You'll learn about the various methods of handle attachment, current market values, and materials used to make these interesting baskets.