Objects
Basket, prior to 1792
Basket, prior to 1792
Number
МАЭ № 2552-1
Title
Basket
Ethnicity
Kodiak Eskimos
Date
prior to 1792
Material
spruce root, straw, leather, paint
Dimensions
height 34 cm, diameter at the top 29 cm, diameter at the bottom 19.5 cm
Annotation
The people of Kodiak Island practiced weaving on a vertical warp, wrapping two or three rows of weft around one or two rows of vertical warp. To decorate the basketry articles they used a technique known as “false embroidery” in which the third weaving strand is replaced. The third strand of the weft is replaced with grass. The design created by means of “false embroidery” appears only on the outside of the article.
Corpus
Ethnography of America
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