Basket Lid


From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9209B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Grass
Technique Twined

Rattle-top lid to a cylindrical basket (NA9209A). The lid is encircled by an outer band of "blanket border" pattern with the rattle top having a stretched "shaman's hat" pattern.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). Top: 18 warps, 22 wefts per square inch. Bottom: 18 warps, 22 wefts; Lip: 11 wefts; Knob: 16 warps, 22 wefts. Bottom-compact twine, rattle-top lid, cardboard in bottom.

Height 8.1 cm
Outside Diameter 10.2 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number B.T.2 - Other Number

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