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Object Number:30-11-16B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Technique:Twined
Height: 10.2 cm
Outside Diameter:12.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930

Description

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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