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MEDIUM Cedar root, bark, grass, dye
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (26 x 27 x 27 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 46.193.7_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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