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basket with lid
  • Unangan (Aleut) peoples
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Aleutian Islands, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), or Alaska, United Sta
  • plant fiber, string, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 13 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 5 1/8 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2445.a,b

The round basket (2007.2445.a) has straight sides and a medium brown field decorated with blocks of red and green string. There is a narrow band of openweave on the bottom.

The lid (2007.2445.b) has a lip to sit over the basket. It is slightly domed to the center knob. The decorative bands of woven string are faded on the exterior, but the outermost band is light purple, then green, then red, and the innermost band is green.