Berry Basket


From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9214
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Grass | maidenhair fern
Technique Basketry | Twined

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides and an inverted bottom. Decorated with upper and lower bands of false embroidery in patterns of a two thick "tree shadow" patterns with two thin "tree shadow" patterns inside of those, and two triangles in a "labret" pattern in the center. Overall, the design appears as a compound "X" shape. These "X" patterns are separated from one another by vertical, white bars. These bands are flanked above and below by a single line of white twining and a brown line of twining after that. Central band in a "leaves of fireweed" pattern in brown.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 18 warps, 25 wefts per square inch. Bottom-compact twine.

Height 14.3 cm
Outside Diameter 17.5 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number B.T.8 - Other Number

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