University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-175-653
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Haida
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Technique:Basketry
Height: 30.3 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:8/1774 - Collector Number

Description

Twined; cylindrical; flat bottom with sloping concave center, straight sides. Commercial cords laced into body of basket for handles. Top part is finished with a different stitch than the plain close twining of the rest; is done in a braiding twining which gives appearance of evenly spaced "ropes" on outside. Rim has braided finish. Bottom is falling out. May have had painted alternate black bands around side- only traces left.


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