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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Alaska Native; Yupik or Iñupiat
Title:Basket
Date Made:20th century
Materials:Grass
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska
Measurements:overall: 2 1/4 x diam 12 15/16 in.; 5.715 x 32.8613 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2000.267.7.INV
Credit Line:Gift of Rachel (Spinney) Simmet (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

This object is under review for NAGPRA-sensitivity.

Recent updates to NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) require consent from lineal descendants and/or affiliated Native American Tribes or Native Hawaiian Organizations before displaying or researching cultural items. We have removed the public image of this belonging until we can learn more about the wishes of the descendants of those who made it or affiliated Tribal officials.

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Description:
Shallow woven basket with triangular handle at one end. Multicolored insect and animal designs woven into basket.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American

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