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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Makah 12 Nootka Lower Pacific Northwest
Descriptions
bark 28 cedar 19 bear grass 45
Names
basket;lid
Subjects
birds 78 whale 3
Date:
1875-1925
Dimensions:
H: 5.375 in, L: 10.625 in, width: 8 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation, Gift and Novelties. Oval twined basket, straight sides with woven cedar bark rim, flat bottom of woven cedar bark slats and twining, sides wrapped twined with beargrass in natural yellow and dyed orange and yellow in a band around bottom, long sides have a dyed black long boat with two birds, short sides have a dyed black whale. Oval flat twined lid with 1" sides, wrap twined with beargrass in natural yellow and dyed orange, black and yellow central oblong surrounded by 6 black flying birds landing on a standing bird and a black border with points toward center, sides have an orange and yellow band around edge. Basket contents: two bundles and three pieces of twine, one small ball of black yarn, 1 rentangle of clear plastic wrapped with pink chenille yarn.
Accession Number:
NA.506.78

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