• Culture/People:

    Tlingit

  • Object name:

    Button blanket with killer whale design

  • Date created:

    1920-1930

  • Place:

    Ketchikan; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wool cloth, mother-of-pearl buttons, glass button/buttons, abalone/haliotis shell, thread

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, appliqu├ęd

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly owned by Tlingit Chief George Kyan (1857-1955); acquired by George Terasaki (New York art dealer) at an unknown date; acquired by MAI through an exchange with Terasaki in 1965.

  • Dimensions:

    133 x 175 cm

  • Catalog number:

    23/6180

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