Tlingit. <em>Basketry Teapot with Lid</em>, first half 20th century. Spruce root, grass, dye, 7 x 9 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (17.8 x 25.1 x 15.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Phyllis H. Shreeve, 1994.185a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.185a-b_transp3547.jpg)

Basketry Teapot with Lid


Medium: Spruce root, grass, dye

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:first half 20th century

Dimensions: 7 x 9 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (17.8 x 25.1 x 15.6 cm)


Accession Number: 1994.185a-b

Image: 1994.185a-b_transp3547.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This woven teapot is missing the knob from it's lid. It is an excellent example of the creativity of weavers early in the 20th century to make objects aimed at a tourist and collectors' market as the teapot was made to appeal to non-Native buyers.

Brooklyn Museum