University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 30-11-14A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
maidenhair fern
Technique:Twined
Height: 11.5cm
Outside Diameter:12.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930

Description

Made of split roots of spruce tree, natural colour. Basket is open mesh except for band at top, near middle, at bottom, and base. On the middle and bottom bands is false embroidery in black and orange; narrow handle of briaded roots. Cover is close weave with black and orange straw false embroidery. Natural Indian dyes


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