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Basket

Object Number:NA5768
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Twine
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 38.2 cm
Width: 53 cm
Depth: 38 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917
Other Number:BT13 - Other Number
LS - Other Number

Description

Large basket with an inverted bottom. Undecorated except for 15 rows of a "raven's cradle board" pattern below the rim made using skip stitch weaving. Two handles made from twisted plant fiber are attached at the rim on opposite sides. Previously folded.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, three-strand, diagonal/twill twining. 12 warps, 9 rows per square inch.

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