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Basket

Object Number:29-175-666
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quileute
Provenience: Washington (U. S. State)
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Cedar Bark
Grass
Technique:Basketry
Height: 9.5 cm
Outside Diameter:11.8 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:5/7799 - Collector Number

Description

Round; straight sides and flat bottom. Wrapped twining except for bottom which is first plaited cedar bark and then twined with bark warps and grass wefts. Remainder of basket: marsh grass(?), some dyed brownish-purple (probably aniline); yellow is squaw grass. Decoration: two panels at top and bottom of bands of brown, yellow, brown and diagonal parallelograms. Rim: finished with dark braid and free-standing wrapped loops of brown and light brown.

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