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Basket  (Containers and Vessels)  "circa 1890"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1880-1900

Materials:

Spruce root, bear grass

Techniques:

Twined, false-embroidered, dyed

Dimensions:

25.5 x 24 cm

Cultures:

Alutiiq (Pacific Eskimo), American Indians, Arctic, Chugach, Native Americans, North America, Western Arctic

State:

Alaska

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Collected in 1899 during the E.H. Harriman Expedition to Alaska; presumably owned by the expedition's sponsor, railroad magnate Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) and inherited by his daughter Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934); bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.

Source ID:

NMAI_199400

Catalog Number:

18/6475

Album Name:

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