From: Alaska | Haines (uncertain) | Klukwan (uncertain)
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Alaska | Haines (uncertain) | Klukwan (uncertain)|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Locus||Gaanax.teidi Valley, Lukaax.adi Raven or other|
|Materials||Wool | Cedar Bark | Wood|
Woven tunic constructed of two panels stitched together along the side. The front has an upper segment of two ravens over a bear and a lower segment of a single raven over a bear. This design is surrounded by a black border with white circles, a signature of the maker. The reverse shows a single bear head over two bands of horizontal, woven, zigzag lines in black, yellow, and blue (Maurer, 1977 p. 315) which represent waves. The lower edge of the reverse has black and yellow checks. Designs are in black, yellow, and teal on a cream ground. Bundled fringe wrapped with black and yellow thread hangs from the bottom of both sides of the tunic. Made by Jennie Thlunaut (d. 1986)- see "The Artists Behind the Work : Life Histories of Nick Charles, Sr., Frances Demientieff, Lena Sours, and Jennie Thlunaut," 1986.
|Credit Line||Museum Purchase, 1931|
|Other Number||14-31? - Other Number|
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