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Imbricated coiled basket / Native American; Northwest Coast

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Coiled cedar basket over grass bundle. Fully imbricated in black, red, and straw colored horizontal bands.

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; Northwest Coast
Date: 
early 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Thompson River, Canada
Materials/Techniques: 
cedar, grass
Dimensions: 
10" x 9" Diameter
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
71.341
Department: 
On View

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