Basket Item Number: 4590 from the The Burke: University of Washington

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Northern basket makers excelled at the technique of twining, usually with fine split roots of the Sitka spruce. Haida twined spruce root baskets seldom have elaborate patterns, but their simple straightforward elegance of proportion, texture, and color make them favorites of basket fanciers. (Holm, Spirit and Ancestor, 1987)