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Basket with cover  (Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs)  "circa 1900"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1890-1905

Materials:

Beach grass/Rye grass, silk embroidery floss

Techniques:

Twined, false-embroidered

Dimensions:

Cultures:

American Indians, Arctic, Native Americans, North America, Unangan (Aleut), Western Arctic

Site Name:

Aleutian Islands

County:

Aleut Native Corporation

State:

Alaska

Archipelago:

Aleutian Islands

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Said to have been collected in 1905, probably by Robert Biggar Bell (1861-ca. 1925), who worked as a fisherman and cannery supervisor at Ketchikan, Alaska, from 1887 to at least 1910; donated to MAI in 1953 in memory of Robert Biggar Bell by his daughters, novelist Margaret E. Bell (Margaret Wiks, 1898-1990) and Retta J. Brueger (1893-1987).

Source ID:

NMAI_236577

Catalog Number:

22/1718

Album Name:

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