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Coat made from a chilkat blanket

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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.

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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