University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 30-11-16A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Materials:Spruce Root
maidenhair fern
Height: 10cm
Outside Diameter:13cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930


Made of split roots of spruce tree. Geometric design in the weave. Three bands of straw false embroidery in black and brown, the central band outlined in green root. The cover which has seeds between the double thickness at the top is decorated with straw false embroidery in brown, black, and orange; the principal decoration is outlined in green root.

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