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Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 30-11-15A
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 Twined

Cylindrical basket with rattle lid (30-11-15B). Made of split roots of the spruce tree, fine weave, natural color. Decorated with a band of straw false embroidery in a "blanket border" pattern in black. Negative space within the design is filled with "war club" patterns in orange and brown. The central design band is bordered at the top and bottom by a line of "strawberry basket," or checked, pattern in brown and black. Natural Indian dyes.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). Body: 13 warps, 20 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between.

Height 9.6 cm
Outside Diameter 15.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930
Other Number 23 - Other Number

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