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Basket

Object Number:NA1255
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Klukwan
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Leather
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 39 cm
Outside Diameter:49 cm
Credit Line:Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905
Other Number:LVS 114 - Other Number

Description

Large basket with an inverted bottom. Undecorated except for a band of "raven's cradle board" pattern below the rim made using skip stitch weaving. The patina and size of the weave make this a very old basket. One section of the rim is broken and repaired with hide strips. Previously folded.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, in between weave up sides. 10 warps and 9 wefts per square inch. 12 rows raven's cradle board design at top edge.

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