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Stepped Electric Orange Decorated Mini Berry Basket

Tlingit

About The Stepped Electric Orange Decorated Mini Berry Basket

Five darkly-dyed cedar bark triangles represent one aspect of false embroidery adorning this simple but appealing cylindrical form.  The electric orange dyed fiber effectively enhances the lower portion of this modest berry basket. 

Enjoy this 7 minute tour of vintage Tlingit baskets from the Penn Museum collection with a Tlingit basketmaker, Teri Rofkar via YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN9F_zzesy4  Recognize how tenderly she handles these baskets made by her people.  She demonstrates the kind of reverence many of us feel toward these understated organic soft sculptures.

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Description

Five darkly-dyed cedar bark triangles represent one aspect of false embroidery adorning this simple but appealing cylindrical form.  The electric orange dyed fiber effectively enhances the lower portion of this modest berry basket. 

Enjoy this 7 minute tour of vintage Tlingit baskets from the Penn Museum collection with a Tlingit basketmaker, Teri Rofkar via YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN9F_zzesy4  Recognize how tenderly she handles these baskets made by her people.  She demonstrates the kind of reverence many of us feel toward these understated organic soft sculptures.

About the Artist

(People of the Tides) are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of America, more specifically Southeastern Alaska and western Canada.

Known primarily for their twined creations often decorated with false embroidery, Tlingit baskets often are tapering cylinders.

Medium Spruce root and cedar bark
Size 1 3/4" height X 2 1/4" maximum diameter
Date of creation Circa 1920
Condition Excellent
Provenance Consigned by LS, a Virginia collector
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