Object photography

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Object description

  • Native Alaskan artist
  • Basket, mid-late 19th century
  • Grass
  • Copper River, Alaska, Northwest Coast, United States
  • H: 9 5/8 in, dia.: 8 in (H: 24.4 cm, dia.: 20.3 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3617


This is a basket made from native grasses with banded decorations. There are five bands in black/dark brown around the container. The weave on the top portion of the basket is slightly different than the rest. The bottom portion of the basket is stained from water damage.