Cape - ROM2015_14904_14



Maker: Nuu-chah-nulth
Medium:Cedar bark, string
Geography: Western Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
50 × 89 × 3 cm
Object number: HN1190
Credit Line: George T. Emmons Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionCircular capes woven from shredded cedar bark were worn over the shoulders. The inner bark of the cedar is finely shredded with a bark shredder and the cedar strands are bundled together lengthwise. Capes are not embellished with paint, but the fringe around the neck is often edged with sea otter fur providing warmth, as well as decorative effect.
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