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$ 1,800

Tlingit lidded rattletop basket

Origin Canada
Period 1900-1919
Materials twined out of spruce root
Dimensions
H. 4.75 in; Diam. 8 in;
H. 12.07 cm; Diam. 20.32 cm;
Condition New. excellent condiiton with small split in lid, stabilized, as is common in baskets woven out of spruce root
Creation Date circa 1900-1920s
Description This lidded Tlingit rattletop basket has very fine weave and an elegant meander design. Having been twined with the use of the technique of false-embroidery, the design shows on the outside of the basket but not on the inside. Seeds were woven into the lid so that the lid would “rattle” when picked up. These baskets are clearly not ones made to be used in daily chores. We wonder if they were made to give as gifts or to store the woman’s “treasures”?

The Tlingit live near the coast of Vancouver on up to the coast of Alaska.
Styles / Movements American Indian, Modern
Patterns Abstract, Geometric
Dealer Reference Number mc2242
Incollect Reference Number 411452
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