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Chilkat dancing blanket


Artist Unknown (Tlingit)


before 1947

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Woven Fabric (Do Not Use) | Goat hair, yellow cedar, back twine
Size: 64 1/4 in. (163.2 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States, Northwest Coast
Culture: Tlingit, North America, United States, Northwest Coast
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: Chilkat blankets are woven by the women of the Chilkat branch of the Tlingit tribe, using patterns devised by Chilkat men. Warp is goat hair and yellow cedar bark twine. Dyes are dervived from hemlock bark, lichen and copper. Style and technique may be tr
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Mrs. Folwell W. Coan from the Estate of Mrs. Eugene Carpenter
Accession Number: 47.30.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009