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Object Number:29-175-658
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: 22 cm
Outside Diameter:28 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:5/7864 - Collector Number

Description

Plain twining with overlay decoration. Probably spruce root. Shape is round with flat bottom and flaring sides; one handle of braided root on one side. Rather coarse. Three isolated design areas of zig-zags up sides; made of light shiny squaw grass. Single row of squaw grass below rim, which is thick and is wrapped with a light grass (not shiny).

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