University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 76-9-1B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Aleut
Provenience: Alaska
Attu Island
Aleutian Islands
Culture Area: Arctic (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Plant Fiber
Silk
Technique:Basketry
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Terhune, 1976

Description

Cylindrical finely woven basket with lid. Made of dried grasses and embroidered with silk thread in geometric designs (repeated over surface). Embroidery colors: red, green, pink, blue, la vendor, purple, orange. Concentric circles of "lattice" work on base of basket.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014 - Nov 2018)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Williams, Lucy F., et al. 2005. Native American Voices on Identity, Art and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem. : Page/Fig./Plate: 34-35View Objects cited in this Publication

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