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Grass bag

aygag^asix^ “grass basket, grass bag, carrying basket”
Language: Unangam Tunuu (Eastern Aleut dialect)

This woven grass basket is for gathering seafood along the beach, or for holding freshly-caught fish. It has a strong carrying cord around the top and an open weave so that water can drain out.

Culture: Unangax (Aleut)
Region: Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Village: Kasheega
Object Category: Baskets, bags, boxes
Object Type: Basket
Dimensions: Length 24cm
Museum: National Museum of the American Indian
Museum ID Number: 101054.000