Object photography

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Object description

  • Tlingit artist
  • Basket, before 1942
  • Grass
  • Alaska, Northwest Coast, United States
  • H: 4 3/4 in, dia.: 4 1/2 in (H: 12.1 cm, dia.: 11.4 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Lawrence W. Jenkins, 1942
  • E23880


This is a fine weave, round, and nearly cylindrical basket with a flat-bottom. The object is ornamented with geometrical decorations in a band around the midsection with stylized zigzag designs extending to both the base and the rim. The designs are made by weaving in lighter varieties of grass.