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Dish

Object Number:NA9454
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Killisnoo
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Shell
Height: 7 cm
Length: 29.5 cm
Width: 36 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1924
Other Number:19? - Field No SF

Description

Bentwood feast dish with a rectangular base and short, straight sides. The box is made from bending a steamed plank of wood into shape, then kerfing the corners. The rim is slightly concave on the long sides and bows upward slightly on the short ends. The rim is also lined with opercula shells. One corner is "stitched" together with plant fiber strips. The base is attached in a similar way, with plant fiber cordage threaded from the underside into the lower edge of the box sides.

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