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Object Number:29-175-667
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: 12 cm
Outside Diameter:15.6 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:5/7802 - Collector Number

Description

Round; flat bottom; flaring sides; bttom starts with plaiting, then simple twining, and sides are wrapped in twining. All in marsh(?) grass. has two bands of brownish-purple around bottom and top, and two of red in middle. Purple may be native dye probably from berries (white bark raspberry?); red probably aniline. Edge braided and topped with free standing loops, some purple and some light.

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