Victorian armadillo baskets (2)
Lot 2012Y
Two Victorian Taxidermic Armadillo Baskets
Sold for US$ 375 inc. premium
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Two Victorian Taxidermic Armadillo Baskets
circa 1880s
Armadillos can be found in Texas, the southern United States, throughout Central America and in northern South America. In keeping with the Victorian taste for exotic curiosities, fashionable ladies would have worn these baskets on their arm and coordinated the silk lining with their outfits. They were also used as sewing baskets from time to time. The larger one, made from the skin of a nine-banded armadillo, the tail forming the handle, length 10in; together with another basket of more diminutive size, lined with red silk fabric, measures 8 inches. (2)

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