Basketry & Cordage from Hesquiat Harbour, British Columbia
This book documents an archaeological collection of plant-fibre artifacts from Hesquiat Harbour, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of technological characteristics highlight the remarkable skill and artistic accomplishments of the Nuu-chah-nulth people during the 19th century.
Kathryn Bernick examines cedar-bark baskets and mats, several types of cordage (ropes and cords), and fragmentary remains of rush mats and cedar-bark robes. Her in-depth analysis is an important new contribution to the study of traditional Northwest Coast material culture and will be of special interest to basket makers, anthropologists, archaeologists and museum curators.
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Multistrand cordage construction techniques
Plaited weave types
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1/1 interval checker archaeological back protector bark cordage basketry Boas braided cordage cedar-bark robes checker mats checker weaving checker-plaited clove hitch cm long Coast Salish construction Croes decorative diameter DiSo 9 assemblage DiSo 9 mats DiSo 9 specimen Drucker edge end-selvage fabric fibre flap folded Hesquiat Harbour area kelp Kwakwaka'wakw looped Makah manila Mary-Lou Florian material midline Northwest Coast Nuu-chah-nulth ornamentation overhand knot Ozette Phyllospadix scouleri pieces plain twining plant-fibre artifacts pouch recovered from DiSo rectangular baskets row of plain row of twining row of two-strand rush mats segments Selvage Type sheet bend side side-selvage sinew single-strand sisal slipknot splices strips of cedar technique textiles Thuja plicata tightly twisted twill mat twill plaiting twining figure twining is woven two-strand twining Type 15 unequal-checker borders Vancouver Island Wakashan warp and weft warp ends warp insertions warp strands weaving gauge weft rows Western Red-cedar width woven close wrapped Yellow-cedar