From: Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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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

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.

Height 39 cm
Outside Diameter 49 cm
Credit Line Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905
Other Number LVS 114 - Other Number

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