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Tlingit Spruce Root Rattle Top Basket

A very fine, handwoven twined spruce root basket, circa 1880


Twined cylindrical basket with flat bottom and tightly fitting lid. There is a hollow knob handle on the centre of the lid that is filled with small pebbles. The sides of the basket are decorated with slanted triangular repeating decoration.


Provenance: James R. (Jim) Houston Estate

Measurements: 6 ⅜" h x 7 ½" w x 7 ½" d

Inventory #ZP19749

Tlingit Spruce Root Rattle Top Basket, handwoven twined spruce root basket c1880

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