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LOOKING BOTH WAYS: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska

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IMAGE
Woven Basket:

LOCATION: Prince William Sound, early 1900s

REFERENCE: American Museum of Natural History (ANMH 16.1/1602)

DIMENSIONS: 49 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
Woven grass and spruce-root fiber baskets are a woman's art. Some old baskets were tight enough to hold water. Others were for storing plant foods, fish, clothing, and household goods. Dyes for coloring baskets were made from berries, barks, and minerals. Photograph by C. Chesek. Courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History


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