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Berry Basket

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Object Number:97-85-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 16.2 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 13.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-85-6 - Old Museum Number
16133 - ANSP Number
II 59 - Gottschall Number

Description

Berrying basket. Cylindrical. Two-ply twining of spruce root with "blanket-border" design in false embroidery: filling and bands of dyed spruce root. Inverted bottom. Tlingit weave and design. Eskimo make [?]. Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"); 10 warps and 14 wefts per square inch.

Bibliography:

[Book] Gottschall, Amos H. 1909. Priced and Descriptive Catalogue of the Utensils, Implements, Weapons, Ornaments, Etc., of the Indians, Mound Builders, Cliff Dwellers: Typical Collections No. 2.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: II 59View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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