From: United States of America | Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 30-11-14A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Grass | maidenhair fern
Technique Twined

Basket with lid (30-11-14B) in the shape of a Chinese ginger jar with open and close twined weaves. Made of split roots of the spruce tree, natural color. The basket is separated into two sections of open work, cross-warp weaving in an eye-hole design. Three close twined bands are woven between the open work and at the top and bottom. The central band features straw false embroidery in an alternating "war club" and "cross" pattern in faded orange and black. The upper and lower bands feature two rows of a "leaves of fireweed" pattern in faded orange and black. Natural Indian dyes.

Technical notes: twined, open and close twined, cross-warp, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 14 warps, 8 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between.

Height 11.5 cm
Outside Diameter 12.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930

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