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Culture:Alaska Native; Yupik or Iñupiat
Date Made:20th century
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska
Measurements:overall: 6 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.; 17.4625 x 14.605 x 4.445 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On tag: "Certified Authentic Native Alaskan Eskimo Grass Basketry"
Accession Number:  MH 2000.267.2.INV
Credit Line:Gift of Rachel (Spinney) Simmet (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

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Woven basket with two handles, shaped like a small purse. Decorated with blue and pink animals and stitching.

indigenous people; Native American

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