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Basket

Object Number:NA5676
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Leather
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 33.8 cm
Width: 41 cm
Outside Diameter:40 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917
Other Number:BT4 - Other Number

Description

Cylindrical basket with an inverted bottom. Rows of compact twining below the rim. Two handles made from twisted animal hide are attached at the rim on opposite sides. Previously folded. Damaged around the rim and along the base.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand. 11 wefts per square inch. 14 rows just plain twine at top.

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