University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:30-11-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Grass
maidenhair fern
Technique:Basketry
Twined
Height: 14.9 cm
Outside Diameter:18 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Louis Shotridge, 1930
Other Number:19 - Other Number

Description

Made of split roots of spruce tree, natural colour. Entire basket is woven with fine raised zigzag design. Two bands of straw false embroidery in orange, red and black; four narrow lines outlining these bands in purple root . Natural Indian dyes


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