From: United States of America | Alaska
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||United States of America | Alaska|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Materials||Spruce Root | Grass|
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.
|Outside Diameter||11 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930|
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