Rye Straw baskets are a form found in South Eastern Pennsylvania. This example hails from that region. These date from the very late 19th century to the early 20th century.
This example has a good deal of wear from use, however the multiple handle configuration is somewhat unusual. The basket measures 16 1/4" long including handles by 12 1/2" wide including handles. Great form and color. 9W&P)