Button Blanket


From: Canada | Queen Charlotte Islands

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 95-25-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Haida
Provenience Canada | Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Creator Dorothy Grant | Robert Davidson
Section American
Materials Cashmere | Shell | Glass | Sequin | Cotton Thread
Technique Applique
Iconography Eagle

Button dance blanket of cashmere depicting "eagle giving birth to itself." Made by Dorothy Grant with graphic design by Robert Davidson. Eagle design in red applique on black ground. Eagle is framed on three sides by red border with single row of white mother of pearl buttons on sides and double row of buttons at upper border. Eagle design outlined with buttons and white heart and white glass beads. Eagle eye is large black and white button. Signed on back "RD and DG." There are 1, 327 buttons.

Length 139 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd., 1995

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