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|
|Technique||Basketry | Twined|
Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides. Made of split roots of the spruce tree, natural color. Woven entirely with a repeating diamond, "fish net," or "half the head of a salmon berry" pattern using skip stitch weaving. Two bands of these diamonds across the middle are decorated in straw false embroidery in red. Natural Indian dyes. Rougher finish compared to similar baskets.
Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, diagonal/twill twining, three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 13 warps, 20 wefts per square inch. Bottom compact twine. Fish net.
|Outside Diameter||0 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930|
|Other Number||17 - Other Number|
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