Man's apron made from a Chilkat blanket representing a diving whale

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Culture/People
probably Kaigani Haida (attributed); made using a Tlingit-made blanket
Collector
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Previous owner
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Seller
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Object Name
Man's apron made from a Chilkat blanket representing a diving whale
Media/Materials
Cedar bark, mountain goat wool yarn, hide, wool cloth, puffin beak/beaks
Techniques
Twined, sewn
Dimensions
58 x 119.5 cm
Object Type
Clothing/Garments
Place
Prince of Wales Island; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago
Alexander Archipelago
Island Name
Prince of Wales Island
Date created
1800-1870
Collection History
Collected by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899) at an unknown date; purchased by MAI from George T. Emmons in 1928.
Catalog Number
16/2768
Barcode
162768.000
See related items
Kaigani Haida
Clothing/Garments
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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