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Button Blanket

Object Number:95-25-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Canada
Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Maker: Dorothy Grant
Robert Davidson
Cotton Thread
Length: 139 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd., 1995


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Book] Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd. 1987. Hands of Creation: An Exhibition of Northwest Coast Native Art.. Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Williams, Lucy F. 2003. Guide to the North American Ethnographic Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 41, pl. 36View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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