Berry Basket


From: United States of America | Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 30-11-5
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Grass | Copper
Technique Basketry | Twined

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides. Made of split roots of the spruce tree, fine weave. The entire basket has been dipped in copper sulphite to prevent dirt from penetrating, thus giving it a light green tinge. Decorated with upper and lower bands of straw false embroidery in pairs of single "tree shadow" patterns pointing in opposite directions in reddish brown. An orange lozenge is woven in between the two tree shadows that meet. Natural Indian dyes.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 16 warps, 21 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between. Cardboard on bottom.

Height 13.5 cm
Width 17.6 cm
Depth 16 cm
Outside Diameter 0 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930
Other Number 11 - Other Number

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