From: Canada | British Columbia | Naas River Region

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA8518
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tsimshian
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Naas River Region
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wool | Hide | Puffin Beak | Quill | Cotton Cloth | Animal Hoof

Cloth dance apron ornamented with puffin beaks. Rectangular shape with a black, wool ground. Three strips of animal hide fringe with white porcupine quills wrapped around the upper ends of the fringe are attached forming horizontal bands. Puffin beaks are attached to some of the fringe. Between the fringe, strips of hide are attached and cut in a toothed pattern. Additionally, the upper bound of the design has two of these toothed strips attached and the lower bound has one. The lower edge of the apron has longer, wider, hide fringe with puffin beaks attached. A cotton belt is sewn close to the top of the apron with a white ground and blue and green warp stripes.

Length 74 cm
Width 118 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918

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