Northwest Coast Robes
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February 4 – May 29, 2006

As a complement to The Eternal Thread, the Burke exhibited a small selection of exquisite robes from its internationally renowned Northwest Coast art collection. The intricately woven robes highlight the cultural parallels and longstanding sense of kinship between the Native peoples of New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest. Examples include a Ravens' Tail robe by Marie Oldfield, Haida, which highlights the fusion of ancient tradition with contemporary weaving practices and patterns.