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Coat made from a chilkat blanket

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

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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.