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Object #1-631
Object nameChilkat Tunic, Naaxhein kudas'
Culture of OriginTlingit, Chilkat
MaterialsMountain Goat Wool, Yellow Cedar Bark
TechniquesTwined, Chilkat Weaving, Dyed
DimensionsL: 108.0 cm, W: 81.0 cm
Exhibit LabelTlingit weavers also used their skills to produce articles of ceremonial dress other than dancing blankets. Among these were aprons, leggings, and a very few rare pouches, cartridge boxes, and shamans' hats. The largest and most spectacular of these ceremonial articles, however, was the tunic, either sleeved or sleeveless. Probably derived from a painted dance tunic, or perhaps an armor shirt, it was modified and conventionalized by the weaving process. (Holm, Spirit and Ancestor, 1987)
SourceMr. Charles Gauld, III and Mrs. Betty Gauld
CreditGift of Betty Gauld and Charles Gauld

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