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Berry Basket

Object Number:30-11-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 17.3 cm
Depth: 16.8 cm
Outside Diameter:0 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930
Other Number:17 - Other Number

Description

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides. Made of split roots of the spruce tree, natural color. Woven entirely with a repeating diamond, "fish net," or "half the head of a salmon berry" pattern using skip stitch weaving. Two bands of these diamonds across the middle are decorated in straw false embroidery in red. Natural Indian dyes. Rougher finish compared to similar baskets.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, diagonal/twill twining, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 13 warps, 20 wefts per square inch. Bottom compact twine. Fish net.

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