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Basket Lid

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Object Number:32-11-13B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Maidenhair Fern
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 5.6 cm
Outside Diameter:6.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. George Gowen Hood, 1932

Description

Lid of small ginger basket for trinkets. Spruce root, twined weave with bands of false embroidery. Design: "half of the salmon berry" and, on cover, "young fronds of the fern." Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"); 13 warps and 20 wefts per square inch. Cockle shell and straw sharks teeth designs.

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