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Berry Basket

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

Description

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.

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