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Basket

mingqaq “coiled grass basket”
Language: Central Yup'ik

Also called:
aguumaq “coiled grass basket”
Language: Central Yup'ik

This coiled grass basket was made at Toksook Bay by Yup’ik artist Theresa Moses, who presented it to the National Museum of the American Indian in 2000. Yup’ik women began making this type of basket in the late 19th century.

Culture: Yup'ik
Region: Yukon and Kuskokwim River Delta, Alaska
Village: Tooksook Bay
Object Category: Baskets, bags, boxes
Object Type: Basket
Dimensions: Length 40cm; Width 28cm
Accession Date: 2000
Source: Yupi'k Delegation (presenter), Theresa Moses (artist)
Museum: National Museum of the American Indian
Museum ID Number: 255180.000