From: United States of America | Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides and an inverted bottom. Made of split roots of the spruce tree, fine weave, natural color. A repeating, vertical, "tree shadow" (or snail track) pattern is woven between the two bands using skip stitch weaving. Decorated with upper and lower bands of straw false embroidery in a "blanket border" pattern in brown. Natural Indian dyes.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), diagonal/twill twining, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 22 warps, 29 wefts per square inch. Bottom in-between. Holes where cardboard was removed from bottom.

Height 8.8 cm
Outside Diameter 11 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930

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