Basket Lid


From: United States of America | Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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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

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.

Height 5.6 cm
Outside Diameter 6.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. George Gowen Hood, 1932

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