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Basket

Object Number:NA9213
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
Height: 18 cm
Width: 25.8 cm
Depth: 24 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number:7 - Field No SF

Description

Cylindrical basket with slightly expanding sides and an inverted bottom. Decorated with upper and lower bands of false embroidery in elongated "butterfly" patterns in brown and orange. Central band of elongated crosses in orange and black or green.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, in-between weave (with plain), three-strand, wrapped weft ("false embroidery"). 14 warps, 18 wefts per square inch. Bottom in between. Related to NA9212 and possibly NA9208.

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