Button Blanket


From: United States of America | Alaska | Sitka

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9485
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Sitka
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wool | Shell | Silk
Iconography Blanket of Peace

Rectangular button blanket titled the "Blanket of Peace." Black wool ground with red wool flannel borders and sewn on white shell buttons in design of six rectangular panels. White shell buttons in rows of three outline top three rectangles and frame the blanket's rectangles below. Worn over the shoulders. The collar clasp is decorated with two rows of shell buttons.

Length 128.2 cm
Width 164 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number 26 - Field No SF

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