The Tlingit people live in Southeastern Alaska, extending along the coast from British Columbia to Yakutat Bay in the north. Their baskets are often made of finely twined split spruce root decorated with false embroidery designs. Some baskets were made for sale to the tourist market, like this particular basket called a "rattle top." Small stones or shell pieces are woven inside the lid handle. When shaken, the basket sounds like a rattle. This particular basket was made in the early 1900s.
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Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America
Indians of North America -- Alaska
Tlingit Indians -- Social life and customs
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