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Object Number:31-29-11
Current Location: Native American Voices
Currently On Display
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Haines (uncertain)
Klukwan (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Maker: Jenny Thlanaut
Locus: Gaanax.teidi Valley, Lukaax.adi Raven or other
Section:American
Materials:Wool
Cedar Bark
Wood
Height: 123 cm
Width: 70 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1931
Other Number:14-31? - Other Number

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Preucel, Robert W., and Wierzbowski, William S., and Williams, Lucy F. 2005. Native American Voices on Identity, Art and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pages 188-189/Plate 77View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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 315/Fig 503/Color Plate 27View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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