Basket Lid


From: United States of America | Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 45-15-13A
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 Twined | Basketry

With false embroidery. Colors: natural, violet, green and red. Butterfly pattern on globular base with flat bottom. Lid has lines in concentric circles, with small knob. Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"), 9 warps and 12 wefts per square inch. Ginger jar, butterfly pattern.

Height 13 cm
Outside Diameter 20 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

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