Coat made from a chilkat blanket

  • Exhibition Text

    • Coat made from a chilkat blanket that had been cut to pieces at potlatches and distributed to the guests. Later, pieces were sewed together to make the coat. Such coats were highly valued, as much as those made of a single blanket, because each piece represented some special event. This coat was work on ceremonial occasions.

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  • Collection Information

    • Catalog No: 16.1/ 870 Field No: 339
      Culture: KITIKSHAN
      Locale: BC, UPPER SKEENA RIVER
      Country: CANADA
      Material: CLOTH (CHILKAT BLANKET)
      Dimensions: L:109 W:54.5 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1911
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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