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Object Number:NA7626
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Materials:Sea Lion Hide
Length: 73.5 cm
Width: 90 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917
Other Number:AR 1 - Other Number
AM 1 - Other Number


Cape made from sea lion skin folded in half and sewn at the top. The upper edge has a horizontal opening for the head and vertical cuts made in the skin, just below both shoulders on both sides. An arm hole is made on one side and the opposite side is open and cut into fringe. The lower edge is cut with a meander pattern giving it the appearance of very short fringe. Two straps are inserted through holes on the open side of the cape in order to loosen or tighten it. Dark discoloration over much of one side and part of the other.

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