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Basket

Object Number:NA9209A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Technique:Twined
Height: 8.1 cm
Outside Diameter:10.2 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number:B.T.2 - Other Number

Description

Cylindrical basket with rattle-top lid (NA9209B). The basket is decorated with upper and lower bands of false embroidery in "blanket border" patterns. Central band of separated "shaman's hat" patterns across the middle.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). Top: 18 warps, 22 wefts per square inch. Bottom: 18 warps, 22 wefts. Lip: 11 wefts. Knob: 16 warps, 22 wefts. Bottom-compact twine, rattle-top lid, cardboard in bottom.

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