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Alaskan Eskimo Artist



Basket, c. 1910
Grass and thread
11 x 11 x 11 in. (27.94 x 27.94 x 27.94 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Alaska
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P0622a,b
Large restricted hemispherical basket with flat base and removable cover, made of coiled construction. Small tessellate diamonds of blue thread on buff on sides.

Materials
rye grass and commercial string

Commentary
Grass bundle foundation construction and a ginger jar shape are frequently found in Eskimo basketry, as in this example.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1979-1980

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 21, fig. 20.

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