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Maker(s):Anonymous
Culture:Native American; Inuit
Title:Basket
Date Made:n.d.
Type:Container
Materials:grass
Place Made:Canada; Inuit Nunangat (Northern Canada--Nunavut, northern Ontario, Newfoundland, Labrador, Northwest Territories); Northern Alaska; Little Diomede Island; Alaska; Greenland; Arctic
Measurements:17 1/8 in. diameter; 43.4975 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1975.43.8
Credit Line:Gift of Grace Neill, class of 1912
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
This Inuit basket is made out of dried and coiled grass. An undyed basket and undecorated basket, it likely served a utilitarian (rather than tourist trade) purpose. Grass strands have been wrapped around grass coils to make the basket. AP2018

Tags:
baskets

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