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 | maidenhair fern|
|Technique||Basketry | Twined|
Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides. Made of split roots of the spruce tree, fine weave, natural color. Decorated with upper and lower bands of straw false embroidery in "shaman's hat" patterns in white and brown. Thin, white and brown lines also frame the upper and lower bands with two horizontal, black lines intersecting the pattern. Central band of alternating "eye" or lozenge designs in white and black. Natural Indian dyes.
Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 13 warps, 20 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between. Holes where cardboard was removed from bottom.
|Outside Diameter||0 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930|
|Other Number||16 - Other Number|
Report problems and issues to email@example.com.