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Object Number:30-11-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
Technique:Basketry
Height: 8.8 cm
Outside Diameter:11 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930

Description

Made of split roots of spruce tree, natural color, fine weave. Two bands of straw false embroidery in brown are separated by a band of raised woven horizontal angles. 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. Inverted bottom; bottom in-between; skip stitch between design bands; holes where cardboard was removed from bottom.

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