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Imbricated coiled basket with lid / Native American; Northwest Coast

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Lid is coiled over splints. Large storage basket with lid. Coiled split cedar over cedar root bundle. Fully imbricated in nho’itlexin (straw color) and the bark of Prunus demisea (dark brown) Walpers and black, in vertical bands. Evidence of two handles.

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 with lid
Culture: 
Native American; Northwest Coast
Date: 
early 20th century
Place: 
British Columbia, Canada
Materials/Techniques: 
cedar, bark
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
71.403a-b
Department: 
On View

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