University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: NA9226
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tlingit
Chilkat
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Hide
Porcupine Quill
Pigment
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918

Description

Type after the old, embroidered porcupine quill. The painted design represents a beaver holding in the mouth the tinah, or symbol of wealth. The two small profiles together represent the spirit of the raven, a crest object of the clan.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Kaplan, Susan A. & Barsness, Kristin J. 1986. Raven's Journey. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 170 / fig. 175View Objects cited in this Publication

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