Arts of the Americas
Cedar root, bark, grass, dye
late 19th or early 20th century
10 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (26 x 27 x 27 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
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Skokomish, Coast Salish. Basket, late 19th or early 20th century. Cedar root, bark, grass, dye, 10 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (26 x 27 x 27 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 46.193.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 46.193.7_PS1.jpg)
overall, 46.193.7_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Burden basket. The rim is decorated with a basketry cord attached to the main basket at intervals of approximately 2 1/2 inches, creating a scalloped edge. The design is made by the imbrication technique. Below the scalloped rim is a row of wolves with their tails up, (a characteristic marker of identity) circling counterclockwise. There is a wave pattern throughout created by imbrication. There are four colors on the basket. The body of the basket is a natural warm brown color. The imbrication areas are natural light straw, natural? red, and dyed? dark brown.
Condition: good and stable; on the interior are some detached basketry fibers.
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