From: Alaska | Angoon

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA3351
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Angoon
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Grass | Twine
Technique Basketry | Twined

Large, spruce root basket called "Rest-in-Shadow." The lowest band of false embroidery decoration includes both the "raven's tail" and vertical "tree shadow" patterns. The middle and upper designs are a repeating pattern of four segments of either "half the head of a salmon berry" patterns or "footprint of the brown bear" patterns bisected vertically. These patterns are separated by five alternating, light and dark, vertical lines. These middle and upper designs are separated by two bands of "tying" or "winding" patterns. Two handles are attached at the rim.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"), three-strand. Three-strand at bottom; three-strand at bottom side edge; selvage.

Credit Line Purchased from Edward S. Curtis, 1915
Other Number G480 - Field No SF

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