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Basket

Object Number:NA9219
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 10 cm
Outside Diameter:13 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number:B.T.13 - Other Number

Description

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides and an inverted bottom. The basket is separated into three sections of open work, cross-warp weaving in an eye-hole design. Two close twined bands are woven between the open work and feature false embroidery "leaves of fireweed" patterns pointing in opposite directions.

Technical notes: twined, open and close twined, cross-warp, two-strand, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 15 warps, 16 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between.

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