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Basket, prior to 1792
Basket, prior to 1792
Number
МАЭ № 2552-2
Title
Basket
Ethnicity
Kodiak Eskimos
Date
prior to 1792
Collectors-person
Material
spruce root, straw, leather
Dimensions
height 26 cm, diameter at the top 33 cm, diameter at the bottom 20 cm
Annotation
Baskets were used for gathering foodstuffs, as household utensils, and also for preparing food. They filled a basket with water and placed meat and red-hot rocks inside. The twigs of the basket would swell up, but the water would not leak out of it. They would replace the rocks that got cold with hot ones. In this way they would bring the water to a boil and cook the meat.
Corpus
Ethnography of America
Albums
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Basket, prior to 1792