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berry basket
  • Tlingit peoples
  • berry basket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Alaska, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 24 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 11 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2428

The cylinder-like woven basket has slightly flared sides and three bands of decoration. The top and bottom band are the same: three horizontal lines alternating with four squares. Each band has a thin band of red and green above and below. The middle band has clusters of dark triangles. There is green and red whipstitch on the rim.