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|
|Technique||Basketry | Twined|
Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides. Made of split roots of the spruce tree, fine weave, natural color. Decorated with upper and lower bands of straw false embroidery in two "wave" patterns (or blue and white China pattern per Teri Rofkar) overlaying one another in brown. A central band is made up of pairs of single "tree shadow" patterns pointing in opposite directions woven using skip stitch weaving. Natural Indian dyes.
Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), diagonal/twill twining, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 24 warps, 28 wefts per square inch. China pattern.
|Credit Line||Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930|
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