Button Blanket


From: Canada | British Columbia | Naas River Region

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA8516
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tsimshian
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Naas River Region
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Date Made late 19th century
Section American
Materials Wool | Mother-of-Pearl | Cotton Cloth

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.

Length 128 cm
Width 183 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918

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