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Basket

Object Number:30-11-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Fern
Technique:Basketry
Height: 6 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930

Description

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides. Made of split roots of the spruce tree, fine weave, natural color. Decorated with two bands of straw false embroidery parallelograms in brown with one line of natural fiber woven toward one side, likely the "spawn of the stickleback" pattern. Designs bands are bordered at the top and bottom by a line of "strawberry basket," or checked, pattern in brown and natural colors. Natural Indian dyes.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 26 warps, 33 wefts per square inch. Bottom compact twine. Looks like single warp.

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