From: United States of America | Alaska
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||United States of America | Alaska|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Materials||Spruce Root | Grass | Maidenhair Fern|
Rattle cover or lid for basket (30-11-15A). Made of split roots of the spruce tree, fine weave, natural color. The center of the lid has an additional layer of basketry attached which is then filled with seeds forming a rattle-top. Decorated with straw false embroidery on the top in a central "fern frond" pattern in orange and black. The perimeter of the lid has a design of parallelograms in orange and black with one line of natural fiber woven toward one side, likely the "spawn of the stickleback" pattern. Natural Indian dyes.
Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). Lid (lip): 11 warps per square inch. Lid: 14 warps, 20 wefts per square inch. Lid (knob): 16 warps, 24 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between. Rattle-top lid.
|Outside Diameter||15.5 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930|
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