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Basket

Object Number:NA3379
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilcotin
Provenience: British Columbia
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Bear Grass
Cedar Bark
Metal
Cotton
Hide
Technique:Basketry
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1915
Other Number:G469 - Gordon Number

Description

Large coiled basket. Rectangular shape with a flat bottom and slightly expanding side walls. Dark, imbricated designs are woven into the lighter colored, natural coils along each side. Designs are of diamonds and double diamonds in three separate bands across the exterior of the basket. The rim is wound with dark plant fiber and a dark zigzag band is woven just below. A thick, metal wire is wrapped around the basket just below the rim and secured with cotton thread. Animal hide straps are attached to the metal wire at three corners and at the center of one of the long sides.

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