Berry Basket


From: United States of America | Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 30-11-12
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 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.

Height 12.5 cm
Width 17.3 cm
Depth 16.8 cm
Outside Diameter 0 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930
Other Number 17 - Other Number

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