University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 30-11-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 17.7cm
Outside Diameter:24.7cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930

Description

Made of split roots of spruce tree, fine weave natural colour. Outside, except a narrow band around top and bottom, is covered entirely with straw false embroidery with a design in black, gray and orange; at top and bottom of the design is a line of purple root. Natural Indian dyes


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