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 | 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.
|Outside Diameter||0 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930|
|Other Number||11 - Other Number|
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