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Object Number:29-175-652
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Haida
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Technique:Basketry
Height: 20.6 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:2/1483 - Collector Number

Description

Probably spruce root; twined; "Bucket" shape; cylindrical with flat bottom; rounded edges; straight sides. Bottom concave towards middle. Closely woven with two different kinds of stitch; top and bottom borders have one kind, while broad middle section is done in stitch that resembles open-work stitch, but is very tight. Row of braided twining separates sides and bottom which is more coarsely twined. Rim has braided finish. Torn in places; mended with commercial string; one tear patched with piece of skin or hide. May have had handle.

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