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Object #2005-124/1
Object nameRaven's Tail Robe
Culture of OriginEuro-American, S'Klallam, Northern Northwest Coast Style
TitleDamascus Three Panel Robe
Maker or ArtistJohn Beard, Dawn DiGregorio, Dodie Gannett, Carol Griesmeyer, Eileen Jacobs, Alene Linehan, Fran Mazzara, Darlene Peters, Paula Sauvageau, Delores Schnitzer, Betty Swinkel, Shelly Tarbet
MaterialsWool, Black, White, Yellow, Fur, Leather, Black
TechniquesRaven's Tail Weaving, Finger-woven
DimensionsL: 44 x 61 in, W: 52 x 66 in
Exhibit Label"In the Spirit of the Ancestors"-Ravenstail weaving is an ancient weaving style that fell from use in the early 19th century after the more complex "Chilkat" technique was invented. The revival of Ravenstail weaving in the 1980s was led by Cheryl Samuel, a weaver who studied with Bill Holm at the Burke Museum. This robe was inspired by a piece in the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in St. Petersburg, Russia.
SourceMr. John Beard

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