From: Alaska | Haines (uncertain) | Klukwan (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31-29-11
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Haines (uncertain) | Klukwan (uncertain)
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Creator Jenny Thlanaut
Locus Gaanax.teidi Valley, Lukaax.adi Raven or other
Section American
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.

Height 123 cm
Width 70 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1931
Other Number 14-31? - Other Number

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