Basket Lid


From: Alaska | Attu Island | Aleutian Islands

Curatorial Section: American

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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

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.

Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Terhune, 1976

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