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Shirt

Object Number:NA9483
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Klukwan
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wool
Glass
Silk
Technique:Beaded
Iconography:Frog
Length: 60.3 cm
Width: 93.7 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number:7 - Other Number

Description

Beaded dance shirt of red woolen trade cloth depicting a spotted frog emerging from its house. The cuffs and lower hem are made of blue cloth while the shoulders and frontal bib are red cloth, all lined with yellow cloth trim. Cuffs and shoulders both have floral beaded designs. The shoulders and lower hem both have beaded eye decoration. The frontal bib has six beaded V-shapes stacked on top of one another. Beadwork is done in white, dark blue, light blue, yellow, pink, and green.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Williams, Lucy F. 2003. Guide to the North American Ethnographic Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 36, pl. 27View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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