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Button Blanket

Object Number:NA8516
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Naas River Region
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Date Made: late 19th century
Early Date: 1860
Late Date: 1900
Cotton Cloth
Length: 128 cm
Width: 183 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918


Rectangular button blanket. Black ground with red flannel strips sewn on to form a skeletonized bear design. In addition to a central face, there are also faces at the tips of the ears and on the abdomen. The majority of the red strips that make up the bear are outlined with circular, pearl "buttons." The blanket is hemmed on one side and partially on two sides with red, wool cloth.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 24View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Feder, Norman. 1965. American Indian Art: New Shorter Edition.. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. pg. 151 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 108/Fig 119View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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