8 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in. (diameter) (22.23 cm x 26.67 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
North and Central America, Canada or United States, Washington, Alaska or British Columbia
Containers and Vessels; Baskets
Frazer River Salish, Northwest Coast Native American, Plateau Native American, Native American, North American
The Coast Salish peoples of northern Washington and British Columbia have a long tradition of basketry. This round lidded jar-shaped basket is embellished with imbricated "v" and star designs, typical of the types of geometric patterns common on Coast Salish baskets. Imbrication, a process in which dyed materials (often grasses or roots) are layered, folded and sewn into the design, was developed to a high degree by Coast Salish basket makers. This type of basket was often used for the collection and storage of berries.
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- Containers made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together.
- Covers for the opening at the top of a vessel or other receptacle, or which close the mouth of an aperture; lids may be detached or turned upon a hinge in order to give access to the interior.
- Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College
, 9/24/2010 - 5/28/2011
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
and Emily Croll.
Worlds to Discover.
Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
Page Number: 35
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