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Object Number:NA9489
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Plant Fiber
Spruce Root
Technique:Basketry
Height: 31 cm
Width: 24 cm
Depth: 23 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number:42 - Other Number

Description

Cylindrical basket strainer with a close twined rim and base. The side walls are done in an open work, cross-warp weaving in an eye-hole design. Decorated around the rim with what appears to be four bands of "strawberry basket," or checked, patterns in dark fibers separated by three bands of twining.

Technical notes: twined, open twined, two-strand, cross-warp, diagonal/twill twining. 5 warps, 9 wefts per square inch. Cross-warping: 5 warps, 4 wefts per square inch.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven\'s Journey: The World of Alaska\'s Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

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