- Museum number
Cloak or blanket made of textile (goat wool, fibre).
Height: 90 centimetres
Width: 174 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Evelyn Vanderhoop:
First robe seen which leaves coloured tags (twists of wool) - in yellow and black, tied to fringe and used to mark and count.
Draw-string S-twist cotton twine - clearly post-contact. Indigenous dyes - blue is soft blue-green native mineral dye probably not copper, distinctively Haida. Black from alder-bark and hemlock. Also two different blues used - after contact weavers could soak indigo dyed commercial cloth to extract pale blue dye.
Front side-braid is wider than back side-braid, created by more warps on the front.
No fringe attached (which is unusual). Compare 1919 Shipster.
Design: draw-string delineates the panels.
See also Am1919,1216.12
- 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
Miscellaneous number: AM1972Q1.44