Basketry Splitter

Basketry Splitter
Basketry Splitter
Date:
ca. 1900
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
3 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Inuit
Provenance:

Original Purchase Date: 2 / 24 / 01, $1,000
Purchased From: Jack Curtright
Gallery: Curtright and Son Tribal Arts
Gallery Address: 759 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402, USA

Accession Number:
2007.21.142
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Basketry splitter, a women's tool used with broken razor blades inserted in slots in the body of the tool to split basket materials into uniform widths, carved in zoomorphic form depicting a sea serpent biting a fish, probably a salmon.

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