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Chitimacha Artist



Basket with Fitted Cover, c. 1910
Plant material
x 5 1/8 in. ( x 13 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Braiding)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2273a,b
Rounded rectangular basket with a rounded base and a fitted, removable lid. Made of dark brown and red splint cane. Polychrome twilled weave in buff.

Materials
split cane and analine dye

Commentary
The lidded basket is the most popular basket type among the Chitimacha; they once functioned as trinket baskets and are now made for sale. The form is sometimes called "double-weave."
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 84 (illustrated/bw) fig. 285.

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