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Date Made/Found: About late 19th/early 20th centuries
Material and Medium: spruce root, dyed grass
Dimensions: Overall: 160 x 195mm (6 5/16 x 7 11/16in.)
Place Object Found: North America
Accession Number: J1935.176
Tlingit basketry is made exclusively by women. The butterfly decoration symbolises transformation and the ability to accept change. The black dye comes from the mud of sulphur pools. This basket was probably used for gathering food.
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