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Button Blanket

Object Number:
95-25-1
Current Location:
Native American Voices
Culture:
Haida
Provenience:
Canada
Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area:
Northwest Coast
Maker:
Dorothy Grant
Robert Davidson
Section:
American
Materials:
Cashmere
Shell
Glass
Sequin
Cotton Thread
Technique:
Applique
Iconography:
Eagle
Description:
Button dance blanket of cashmere depicting "eagle giving birth to itself." Made by Dorothy Grant with graphic design by Robert Davidson. Eagle design in red applique on black ground. Eagle is framed on three sides by red border with single row of white mother of pearl buttons on sides and double row of buttons at upper border. Eagle design outlined with buttons and white heart and white glass beads. Eagle eye is large black and white button. Signed on back "RD and DG." There are 1, 327 buttons.
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014 - Nov 2018)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd. 1987. Hands of Creation: An Exhibition of Northwest Coast Native Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 18
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