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Basket

Museum number:
2-68184
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.4060
Object count:
1
Description:
Openwork twined, purse-shaped; row of loops at the border are made by braiding the warp strands; serve to hold the carrying cord which may be tied or sewn back and forth across the opening. Made with leaves of wild rye grass Elymus mollis and dyes.
Donor:
Lawrence E. Dawson
Collection place:
Mekoryuk, Nunivak Island, Bethel Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Nunivak Island; Mekoryuk
Culture or time period:
Yup'ik
Maker or artist:
Katie Tookanlook
Collector:
Marian Steinbach
Collection date:
September 1985
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.4 Transportation
Context of use:
For carrying fish and storing them in frozen caches. The colors are to make it sell better to the whites; ones for home use are undecorated.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 38 centimeters and height 24 centimeters
Comment:
References: A similar basket is illustrated in Hanbook of the North American Indians, vol. 5, 1984, p. 647 fig. 1. On p. 216. 8 one is being woven.
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