Berry Basket


From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9208
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Grass | maidenhair fern
Technique Basketry | Twined

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides and an inverted bottom. Decorated with two bands of false embroidery in elongated "butterfly" patterns in white and black. Old, damaged around the rim.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). Top: 21 warps, 26 wefts per square inch. Bottom: 23 warps, 28 wefts per square inch. Bottom in-between.

Height 11.6 cm
Outside Diameter 13 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number B.T.1 - Other Number

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