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 traced to the Tsimshian tribe. Fringe 20 inches on bottom, 8 inches on side. Catalog card: Gift of Mrs. Folwell W. Coan from the estate of Mrs. Eugene Carpenter. Mended 1974.

Chilkat dancing blanket (Naaxin), c. 1840-1890

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Details
Title
Chilkat dancing blanket (Naaxin)
Role
Artist
Dimension
64 1/4 in. (163.2 cm)
Accession Number
47.30.2
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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 traced to the Tsimshian tribe. Fringe 20 inches on bottom, 8 inches on side. Catalog card: Gift of Mrs. Folwell W. Coan from the estate of Mrs. Eugene Carpenter. Mended 1974.