rye grass and analine dye
The ginger jar shape and knobbed lid of this basket were common in Eskimo basketry. Originally, Eskimo coiled baskets were started by sewing coils to a skin or to a twined center; later the bottom of the baskets were coiled. The design motifs of this example reveal an Athabascan influence.
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 88 (illustrated/bw) fig. 304.
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