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Object #4590
Object nameBasket
Culture of OriginHaida
MaterialsSpruce Root
TechniquesTwined, Dyed
DimensionsH: 29.0 cm, Diam: 25.0 cm
Exhibit LabelNorthern basket makers excelled at the technique of twining, usually with fine split roots of the Sitka spruce. Haida twined spruce root baskets seldom have elaborate patterns, but their simple straightforward elegance of proportion, texture, and color make them favorites of basket fanciers. (Holm, Spirit and Ancestor, 1987)
SourceYoung Naturalists Society
CreditGift of Young Naturalists Society

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