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Berry Basket

Object Number:30-11-10
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
maidenhair fern
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 10.9 cm
Width: 14 cm
Depth: 11.4 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 upper and lower bands of straw false embroidery in two "wave" patterns (or blue and white China pattern per Teri Rofkar) overlaying one another in brown. A central band is made up of pairs of single "tree shadow" patterns pointing in opposite directions woven using skip stitch weaving. Natural Indian dyes.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), diagonal/twill twining, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 24 warps, 28 wefts per square inch. China pattern.

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