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Imbricated coiled basket / Native American; Klickitat

Essay/Description

Split spruce root coiled over bundles of squaw grass. Fully imbricated in straw color and geometric design of drown and yellow. Variegated border.

The Northwest Coastal tribes varied in their styles of basketry, though plaiting was practiced throughout the region. The Upper Pacific Northwest, which includes the Nootka and Tlingit, often twined their baskets and decorated with false embroidery. Tribes such as the Salish and Chinook in the Lower Pacific Northwest typically practiced warp twining and coiling (Turnbaugh and Turnbaugh 1986, 150-156).

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Title(s): 
Imbricated coiled basket
Culture: 
Native American; Klickitat
Date: 
early 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Washington, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
spruce root, squaw grass
Dimensions: 
7" Diameter
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
71.330
Previous Number(s): 
7136.330
Department: 
Not On View

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