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Detail from Basket

Culture of Origin: Tlingitcirca 1900

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

Detail of a shaman face--one of two--appearing on a Tlingit gathering basket (INTR 00416). The basket bears an E. M. Rhodes & Co. tag that reads "Article[:] Basket / material woven of spruce / root design "Whale" and Shaman face. / Tribe and Locality [:] Chilcat [sic] / Indians. Khikwan [sic] Alaska"

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Details

  • Title: Detail from Basket
  • Creator: Culture of Origin: Tlingit
  • Date Created: circa 1900
  • Location Created: Klukwan, AK
  • Physical Dimensions: DIA 6.5, H 5.125 inches
  • Provenance: INTR 00416, Helen Gibson
  • Subject Keywords: Northwest Coast, Tlingit, Chilkat, North America, Native America, American Indian, Alaska, shaman, whale, E. M. Rhodes
  • Type: Basketry
  • Rights: U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
  • Medium: spruce root, bear grass, maidenhair fern, dye

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