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Object Number:30-11-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Fern
Technique:Basketry
Height: 6 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930

Description

Made of split roots of spruce tree, natural colour. Two bands each outlined with brown root; straw false embroidery in brown. Fine weave. Natural Indian dyes. Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"); 26 warps, 33 wefts per square inch. Bottom compact twine; looks like single warp.

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