University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 37-23-5
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Penobscot
Provenience: Maine
Oldtown
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Glass
Silk
Length: 57cm
Width: 53cm
Credit Line:Gift of Samuel W. Fernberger, 1937

Description

Ceremonial cape, elaborately beaded on black broadcloth, bound with dark blue ribbon and lined with dotted blue cambric. Deep crescent shaped. Floral design: border of double curve motif. Colors: dark and light blue, deep and bright green, yellow, orange, red and garnet. Believed by Chief Gabe Paul to be 90 years old.


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