From: Alaska | Killisnoo

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA10829
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Killisnoo
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus Teikweidi Clan
Section American
Materials Hide | Pigment | Wool | Flannel
Iconography Grizzly Bear

Ceremonial shirt called "The Original Grizzly Bear." Made from caribou (?) hide and painted on the front with a design of a grizzly bear above what is likely the head of a wolf. Designs are painted in green, blue and black. The lower edge of the shirt is lined with dense, hide fringe. The back is made up of a rectangular, red, flannel cloth which is larger than the shirt itself. The upper and lower edges of the flannel backing are lined with decorative horizontal bands in green and red and the lower edge has hide fringe. The hide sleeves are short and terminate in red flannel cuffs.

Length 136.2 cm
Width 96 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1926
Other Number Shotridge 100 - Field No SF

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