Pattern board - ROM2005_5296_1


Pattern board

Maker: Northern Tlingit
Medium:Painted cedar
Geography: Lynn Canal, Alaska, USA
Date: 19th century
85 x 69 x 4.2 cm
Object number: 938.49.3
Credit Line: George T. Emmons Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionChilkat blankets, named after the Chilkat Indians who wove them, are dancing blankets and symbols of great wealth worn by chiefs. The warp and weft strands of the weaving are twisted strands of mountain goat wool with the inner bark of the cedar added to the warp strands for strength. Dyes created from hemlock bark, lichen, and copper and urine coloured the wool that was woven into crest designs of stylized animal figures and mythological beings.
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