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Tightly woven basketry button. Front weaving has a light green circle at the centre with alternating beige and red border (one row). This is contained within a dark blue circular line. Two black thunderbirds are on each side of the central motif with five alternating light white-brown and orange triangles across the wingspan. Alternating red and beige triangles are on the outer border of the button and green on the edge. Basketry continues on the reverse with a grey outer border for two rows.

Iconographic Meaning

Thunderbird is an important mythical being associated with whaling.

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