Berry Basket


From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9218
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Grass | maidenhair fern
Technique Basketry | Twined

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides and an inverted bottom. Decorated with upper and lower bands of false embroidery in alternating "war club" and "raven's tail" (or cross?) patterns in white, black, and brown. Central band of separated trios of "shaman's hat" patterns in white and black.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 23 warps, 30 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between, floated pattern. Related to NA9217.

Height 12.2 cm
Outside Diameter 18.5 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number B.T.12 - Other Number

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