- Museum number
Cloak made of textile (cedar-bark fibre), with a border of eyes in mountain goat wool.
- Production date
- 1860s (before)
Length: 116 centimetres
Width: 166 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Evelyn Vanderhoop:
Early transitional 'Chilkat' construction. Fringe of 'eyes' is in an early Chilkat technique. Area on left using two strand weft, most is one strand weft. Two strands of braiding along top of design and only one along the bottom. Hair is spun with the weft (and not warp, which is more usual).
Heading cord made of twisted and wrapped cedar, then wrapped with fur strip.
No black braid surrounding design elements. Eyes are square - suggests have not yet worked out circular braid-edged design.
- On display (G26/dc21)
- Exhibition history
2017 22 Feb-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am186?C1.2262 (old CDMS no.)