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Description

Tight woven button with a grey circle at the centre with an alternating yellow and grey border (one row). This is contained within a red circular line. Two black thunderbirds are on each side of the central motif with five alternating yellow and orange triangles across the wingspan. Alternating blue and yellow triangles are on the outer border of the button and red on the edge. Basketry continues on the reverse with a blue-grey outer border for two rows.

Iconographic Meaning

Thunderbird is an important mythical being associated with whaling.

Specific Techniques

Originally grass for basketry was collected in the summer, split, dried and stored for winter use.

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