Baby Carrier


Location: On Display in the Native American Voices

From: Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9469
Current Location Native American Voices - On Display
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Klukwan
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Cedar | String
Technique Basketry | Twined

Baby carrier comprised of woven spruce root folded over a bent, wooden frame. Spruce root lashings and cotton string is used to hold the basketry in shape. The outer, lower edge has a raven's cradle board design woven in. This design is separated from the rest of the basketry by a weft row, which is narrower than the rest of the material and woven on a diagonal. Made from reused basketry. Would be covered with soft buckskin when in use.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, diagonal/twill twining; 15 warps, 16 wefts per square inch.

Height 11 cm
Width 61.7 cm
Depth 29.5 cm
Outside Diameter 0 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number 12 - Other Number

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