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Object #2003-83/1
Object nameJacket, Skirt
Culture of OriginHaida
TitleNani Coat
Maker or ArtistDorothy Grant, Robert Davidson
MaterialsWool, Black, Wool, Purple, Button, Thread, Black, Thread, Purple, Snap, Silk, Black, Zipper
TechniquesAppliqued, Machine Sewn, lined
InscriptionFabric Label: 'Feastwear' by Dorothy Grant
DimensionsL: 35 x 22.5 in, W: 24.5 x 58 x 20 x 14 in
Exhibit Label'In the Spirit of the Ancestors'-In 1991, I commissioned Dorothy Grant to make me a coat. My nani coat, I called it, in honor of Florence Edenshaw Davidson, my teacher, collaborator, and surrogate grandmother (nani). The design tells of Florence's and my collaboration. On the front: Raven (nani Florence) telling the story; on the back: Frog (me) receiving it. I wore this coat to Florence's memorial potlatch in October 1994. - Margaret Blackman
SourceDr. Margaret B. Blackman
CreditGift of Margaret B. Blackman

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