Basket and Lid
Arts of the Americas
Rye grass, wool
early 20th century
7 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (18.4 x 15.6 x 15.6 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Frederic B. Pratt
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Aleut (Native American). Basket and Lid, early 20th century. Rye grass, wool, 7 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (18.4 x 15.6 x 15.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frederic B. Pratt, 36.498a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 36.498a-b_SL1.jpg)
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The object is a basket and lid. The body is cylindrical and the lid comes to a pinnacle above which is a small knob. The object has a repeated overall surface pattern of simple woven red and green wool checked "flag" shapes. Linear strips of wool are parallel along the base and spiral upward on the lid. Condition is good.
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