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Chilkat Robe

Blanket

Object Number:31-29-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Haines (uncertain)
Klukwan (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Period: Modern
Section:American
Materials:Mountain Goat Wool
Cedar Bark
Pigment
Length: 35 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width: 72 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1931
Other Number:13-31 - Other Number

Description

"Modern" Chilkat blanket or ceremonial robe finger woven with warp made from wool-wrapped cedar bark fibers and wool weft. Pentagonal shape with broad black and yellow bands enclosing a central design on a white ground. Designs are in bold yellow, black, white, and teal colors. The central design of a bear is flanked on either side by killer whales facing inward and, below the killer whale, a type of fish facing outward (Maurer, 1977 p. 314). Fringed at the bottom in the natural wool color with two rows of twined white wool stitches to keep the fringe in place.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Maurer, Evan M. 1977. The Native American Heritage: A Survey of North American Indian Art.. Chicago, IL. The Art Institute of Chicago. pg. 351 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 314/Fig 502View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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