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Object Number:31-23-2
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: 13.6 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from George E. Starr, 1931

Description

Nearly cylindrical. Twined weave with false embroidery. Design, butterfly and "half of the salmon berry." Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, three-strand, in-between weave (with plain), wrapped weft ("false embroidery"); 18 warps and 22 wefts per square inch. Literal butterfly pattern, half of salmon berry pattern.

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