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The Resource Spruce root basketry of the Alaska Tlingit, (electronic resource)

Spruce root basketry of the Alaska Tlingit, (electronic resource)

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Spruce root basketry of the Alaska Tlingit
Title
Spruce root basketry of the Alaska Tlingit
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The beautiful, artistic, and unique baskets of the Tlingit of southeastern Alaska. Numerous photos throughout. From earliest times, the basket was made to use. In the huge community house of the winter village or the bark shelter of the summer fishing camp the furniture Consisted of baskets and wooden boxes. The old Tlingit did not understand the arts of pottery making or metalworking. Baskets were used for cooking kettles, in which the women placed their meat or berries. They then dropped hot stones on the food with wooden tongs, added enough water to generate steam, covered the basket, and then set it aside until the food was cooked. Baskets, so closely woven as to be water tight, were their water jars and drinking cups. Baskets were one form of the family trunk, especially when traveling, because of their lightweight. Baskets were used for gathering berries, roots and shellfish, for trying out seal and eulachon oil, for food dishes and for storage of food for winter. The typical work hat of the district, even some types of ceremonial hat, the headdresses of shaman or Indian doctors, shot pouches, work baskets, rattles and spoon bags were all woven from spruce root or cedar bark. This art was also used to make fish traps, net bags for eulachon fishing, huge mats for canoe sails and floor covering, the cradle swing for the baby and the winding sheet for the old shaman when his body was taken to the lonely burial house
Cataloging source
Midwest
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Indian handcrafts
Series volume
8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian baskets
  • Tlingit baskets
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Spruce root basketry of the Alaska Tlingit, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14226094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781839746918
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14226094
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14226094
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Spruce root basketry of the Alaska Tlingit, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14226094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781839746918
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14226094
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14226094
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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