Berry Basket


From: United States of America | Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 30-11-6
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
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 a "shaman's hat" pattern in orange. Central band of three rows of checker board in black and natural colors. Natural Indian dyes.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 17 warps, 22 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between.

Height 11.6 cm
Outside Diameter 15.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930
Other Number 8 - Other Number

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