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Basket

Object Number:NA1257
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Klukwan
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Leather
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 36.3 cm
Width: 37.5 cm
Depth: 32 cm
Credit Line:Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905

Description

Cylindrical basket with an inverted bottom. Rows of compact twining below the rim. Repairs made on bottom are sewn with plant fiber and thread. Two handles made from twisted animal hide are attached at the rim on opposite sides. Previously folded.

Technical notes: 15 warps and 12 rows per square inch, twined (close twined, two-strand, three-strand, in-between with plain).

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