University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:30-11-15A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Materials:Spruce Root
maidenhair fern
Height: 9.6 cm
Outside Diameter:15.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930


Made of split roots of spruce tree, natural colour, fine weave. Band of straw false embroidery, design in orange and two shades of brown; outlined at top and bottom with orange and black dyed root. The cover, which has seeds between the double thickness at the top, is decorated with straw false embroidery in orange and two shades of brown and two narrow lines of root dyed brown and black. Natural Indian dyes.

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